Denise Holland over at Harvest Hope sent this out, and I pass it on:
There are hungry families in your neighborhood, around the corner
From you or on the very street where you live.
With Your Help We Can Lift Them Out of Hunger
Thousands of hungry people live right here among us. You pass by them every day. They are grandmothers and grandfathers, children and families. They are hardworking men and women.
Harvest Hope Food Bank has a 33 year history of lifting struggling families and individuals out of their hunger and helping restore balance to their lives. When they face their empty tables and ask us for help, we make sure to give them 90 to 100 pounds of food. We have found that with that help they only come to us three times, and then they are lifted out of hunger and they do not need to come for help again.
We strive to provide hunger relief across 20 counties through our own Emergency Food Pantries and through partnerships with more than 400 agencies. They carry our mission from our own neighborhoods to the remotest corners of South Carolina where hunger and poverty exist for thousands. Our efforts bring hunger relief to more than 42,000 people every week.
Our food is often enough to take their worries away, to give them enough resources to overcome their circumstances.
To reach them all we have to have resources to send our trucks to get food from community partners, and then take and give food to the areas where food is needed the most.
To many the holidays seem two months away but for Harvest Hope holiday need preparation is right now. Please help us prepare with a gift today. Your gift will help us gather loads of food from across the country. That food is often donated and FREE, but the transportation is not.
In addition, we need sponsors of backpacks for children. A $30 gift will provide 29 meals on the weekends. We have children waiting and wanting – can you help?
Another great gift is your gift of time. Volunteers are needed both for groups and for counselors in our own Emergency Food Pantries. We have many ways to be involved and we need YOU – the gifts you bring, the love you share, the smiles you give. Click HERE to learn more about volunteering.
Your gifts – right now – give us the resources to keep us going to help lift others out of their time of crisis and hunger. Harvest Hope dedicates 98¢ out of every dollar donated to our mission of feeding struggling families, children, seniors and our very neighbors. Giving is easy. Visit us at www.harvesthope.org to help us help our neighbors.
Our blessings and deepest thanks for your generosity and kindness,