Feeding our neighbors challenged by food insecurity is truly a community effort — and word can spread! We saw that recently when our friend, Pastor Brad Cunningham at Union UMC, got an email from a local Aldi manager asking if they could use extra bread for the Thursday evening pantry. She’d heard of Common Heart and Pastor Brad, but wasn’t sure how to donate – a quick Google search of “Pastor Brad, Waxhaw” did the trick!
Great neighbors helping to #StopSummerHunger with this surprise donation remind us what this small revolution of kindness is all about! Meeting needs, loving our neighbors, becoming friends!
Summer is here. Kids are home. And with the extra challenges of rising prices and reduced food stamp benefits, we anticipate a sharp increase in the number of families needing help in the next few months.
That’s why we’ve launched the Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation fundraising campaign! Your donations will make a BIG difference this summer for the 1 in 10 Union County residents who are challenged by food insecurity. Just $25 will provide a WEEK’S worth of groceries for one family!
Please consider how you can help this summer, whether that’s volunteering, hosting a food drive, sharing our social media posts, becoming a Kindness Champion with our Peer to Peer Campaign, and/or donating to help feed our neighbors, every little bit makes a difference. This is truly a community effort!