Harvest of Hope
Natural Times, October/November/December 2012
Local families suffer hunger year-round, but the holidays take a special toll. October 29-November 21, New Leaf Market is banding together with local co-ops to raise $10,000 for Second Harvest of the Big Bend.
This holiday season New Leaf Market, Bread and Roses Food Co-op, Florida A&M University Federal Credit Union, Florida First Credit Union, Miccosukee Land Co-op, and Tally Connection are partnering with America’s Second Harvest to collect funds for the Thanksgiving Harvest of Hope 2012 campaign.
Even during the holidays, hunger grows—around the country and right here in the Big Bend. Our hungry neighbors include “America’s working poor”—hard working families who struggle daily to put food on the table for their children–and hurting seniors who often have to choose between paying utilities and buying groceries. In fact, 44,000 children, families and seniors in our community will spend this Thanksgiving with empty plates and empty stomachs unless we do something about it. Every dollar we collect will help provide food for four meals! That means a simple gift of $15 can supply food for 60 Thanksgiving dinners and other meals over the holidays.
Please support your co-ops and your community and donate generously.