Paying it Forward: A Valentine of Food for the Hungry?

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Paying It Forward

Food_GatherersFOR Valentine’s Day, Food Gatherers is inviting all of us to honor those we love by giving the gift of food in their names. Does this appeal to you?

Food Gatherers is a food rescue and food bank program that serves Washtenaw County, Michigan. The purpose of Food Gatherers is “to alleviate hunger and eliminate its causes in our community.”

A Valentine’s gift of food takes a positive step in that direction. And, this week, an anonymous donor will match your contribution, doubling the impact of your gift.

What does your gift accomplish? In addition to honoring a friend, spouse, a child, or anyone you consider you Valentine, here’s what your donation does:

  • $35 feeds a hungry child for two months
  • $50 produces 300 meals at Food Gatherers Community Kitchen
  • $100 provides an after-school snack for a child…for two years
  • $250 provides 890 families with a bag of fresh produce

Would you prefer a Valentine of food hungry rather than the usual chocolates and flowers?
Would you give a Valentine of food?

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