Eat chili. Enjoy a craft brew. Bring fruit. Support hot meals. Learn first-hand about Street Outreach. Nov. 28, AKA #GivingTuesday
The great people at Midici in Holland are supporting local hunger-relief efforts this year by donating 15% of all proceeds to Community Action House on #GivingTuesday this year - the biggest day of giving worldwide which raised $177 million last year!
The Holland Sentinel reported in the Sunday 11/12/2017 edition about some of the efforts to connect people experiencing homelessness with local resources. Part of the story comes from CAH's Associate Director, Jennifer Boerman. "With snow coming in, we're kind of re-engaging them. Some have been homeless for years. They are bracing for winter."
On two special days during the campaign, December 8 and 9, Meijer will double their contribution, turning a contribution of $10 into $30 of support of local hunger relief programs, up to $25,000 in total contributions.
Melissa has worked tirelessly with her team to improve the quality of fresh fruits and vegetables available to those seeking hunger relief at CAH's food pantry programs. CAH has also been able to offer a stocked dairy section including milk, eggs, and butter through their efforts. The goal: healthy food for all, regardless of economic situation.
Go eat a burrito @ Chipotle on #GivingTuesday to help #Giving75ThousandMeals on Nov. 28, 4pm-9pm. David literally cannot wait for this day to come. He. Can't. Even. And neither should you.
This year, staff at this office donated a combined 75 pounds of food and personal hygiene items, and a financial donation of $440.17!
The SpartanNash Retail Scan to End Hunger took place this year between Aug. 30 and Sept. 10, during which $4,200 was donated by patrons during checkout at the Butternut Family Fare and Holland D&W. The teams at both stores chose to support Community Action House of Holland, Michigan, which provides 75,000 hot meals annually at the Community Kitchen, a part of larger programs which provide over 300,000 meals every year.
For years, the Holland D&W has provided bread and baked goods to support hunger relief efforts at Community Action House. Each week, volunteer van drivers make a stop to pick up food items from the store, delivering them to locations serving people seeking help with food including two food pantry locations, monthly food distributions, and the Community Kitchen.
We're so grateful to Holland's D&W and Family Fare Shoppers, and to those stores and SpartanNash Foundation - this donation goes a long way in providing the life-changing programs we work so hard for here at Community Action House!
Also, we did a Facebook Live Video. It's really awesome! Check it out: https://www.facebook.com/communityactionhouse/videos/1558322547547092/
From October through December of each year, we look to all of you to mobilize those around you by hosting Holiday Donation Drives - collecting food, personal hygiene items, much needed financial support, and raising awareness of the challenges faced by 11% of Ottawa County that experience the effects of poverty and hunger.