Be Someone’s Angel…! Sponsor Our Family of the Week
Our latest effort… Every week we’ll post a short profile of one of the families in our program waiting for a sponsor. This week it’s a family from Florida that is badly in need of help:
Toshia is a 41 year old elementary school teacher who lives with her husband and 14 year old daughter in Orlando. Both parents lost their jobs… which led to their losing their home. Despite financial hardships, their daughter is a hardworking student who makes the honor roll at school. If you’d like to sponsor Toshia and her family with monthly groceries, click here.
Growing by Leaps and Bounds
In the last few months, thanks to funding from Welch’s, we’ve been able to expand our hunger relief sponsorship program into 5 new communities. We’re now in Brookside, Alabama… Southaven, Mississippi… Whitney, Nevada… Baltimore, Maryland and Worcester, Massachusetts. That puts us in 17 states. Our goal is 50!
Spreading the Word
Recent press coverage we’re proud to share…
- An NPR (WICN) radio interview with F-to-F Executive Director Pam Koner.
- A Journal News newspaper story about our latest hunger relief effort — “DoorKnob Dinners.”
- An online profile of all our programs.
The DoorKnob Dinner Project
We’re thrilled with the success of our “DoorKnob Dinners” food drive project! In just three months, volunteers in Hastings on Hudson (NY) have donated groceries for 1,360 individual dinners to the Hastings food pantry! Through DoorKnob Dinners volunteers leave a bag of specific groceries for one dinner for a family of five hanging on their doorknob… once a month. A neighborhood coordinator picks the bags up and brings them to the pantry. It’s that simple. Read more.
DoorKnobs’ sister program, Let’s Do Dinner! engages places of worship, social clubs or workplaces in the same effort. Knorr foods (Unilever) in New Jersey held its first Let’s Do Dinner! drive with its employees last month.