Beginning September 1, 2014 we are launching our Harvest for Hunger campaign in preparation for the surge of need our pantries experience during the holiday season.
As hard as it is to imagine, many of our neighbors have to live with little to no food at all. Even the smallest of activities can seem insurmountable to someone not getting the proper nutrition. Parents and older siblings often sacrifice their portions to feed younger members of the family, leaving the older members tired, listless, and at times feeling hopeless. With the holidays around the corner, we are concerned about the needs of our neighbors and their children who will not have the guarantee of having enough food for all of their meals. 1 in 6 adults and 1 in 4 children are food insecure in our 11 county region with many skipping meals to pay for rent, utilities, medications, and to put fuel in their cars.
That’s why we are planning to distribute even more food to our 130+ partner agencies – so they can help hungry children, families and seniors put meals, including more fresh produce on their table this holiday season.
In spite of this challenge, we are committed to helping end hunger in the Big Bend, and to easing the burden of those in need. That’s why we need your help.
We must raise $125,000 by October 10, and we are asking you to please consider making a significant gift before then. This goal will provide an additional 500,000 meals to our neighbors in need.
Through your generosity, you will help us get through this challenging holiday season.
Thank you for caring! Thank you for Fighting Hunger and Feeding Hope!
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