We all love MHC and we love a feel-good story. This week’s story features Harvest Foundation, Grace Network of MHC, Henry County Food Pantry, Salvation Army, The Community Fellowship, Rich Acres Christian Church and Moral Hill Missionary Baptist Church.
The Harvest Foundation has funded a short-term, collaborative feeding program to support families who are food insecure as a result of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) crisis. Food distribution takes place weekly on Mondays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the locations listed above. Visitors are asked to stay in their vehicle during distribution to limit contact. Volunteers will place food in the vehicle. Due to limited resources and anticipated demand, each family is only able to receive one box of food each month. This is to ensure that all families in the community in need receive at least some assistance from this program each month. This policy will be evaluated weekly based on demand, available resources, and USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) regulations. If one box a month does not adequately meet a family’s needs, site managers will work to find alternate solutions.
"It has been such an honor to work with the Harvest Foundation, United Way and the Henry County Food Pantry to make this project come together. The folks that we serve each Monday are so appreciative and we are the ones that are blessed to be able to help. We have not only been able to provide a little relief to those in need, but to talk and minister to them as they are hurting is exactly what a community should do! Thank you to all of the partners and the volunteers that make this happen each week. During these tumultuous times, we have to be kind and caring and changing the world starts right here at home" says Tracy Hinchcliff, Executive Director with Grace Network.
If you are food insecure and need assistance, contact Grace Network at (276) 638-8500 to find out more information. If you are interested in volunteering for this program, call (276) 403-4226. Phone lines will be open and staffed Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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