ASHLAND It was a bit of a party atmosphere at Greenup County High School, when students and other volunteers got together to assemble meals to be distributed throughout the community. There was music, bells ringing and cheers when a box of meals was completed and sealed. There also was a sense of community. “It’s a good cause, to help people,” Chase Adkins, a senior at the school, said. “It makes you feel good about yourself because you’re helping others.” Food came from Meals of Hope, a Florida-based food-packing agency with the goal......
PONTIAC, Ill. — Less than half an hour into a food packaging event she organized, Libby Larkin jumped up on a cooler high enough to see all her volunteers to congratulate them for already reaching 5,000 meals. They knew they still had a long way to go to meet her goal of packaging 50,000 meals for local schools, daycares and food pantries, but volunteers cheered her on because they knew this 15-year-old powerhouse leader was going to make her goal. Wearing a patriotic mask, blue rubber gloves, an FFA t-shirt and jeans,......
Meals of Hope volunteer, Nicole Hood, was recently honored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals – Florida Collier-Lee Chapter. Volunteer Nicole’s spirit of service embodies Meals of Hope’s mission to end hunger in Southwest Florida. Not only has Nicole volunteered by helping those in need at Meals of Hope’s food pantries four times a week since 2014, she purchases food on her own to share with people living in Naples’ HUD and Section 8 housing. Nicole’s selfless dedication to teamwork and serving others is an inspiration to all at Meals of......
We are always so thankful for the support we receive from Future Farmers of America (FFA) groups across the country. Another FFA group was in action again on April 8, packing meals as part of a South Dakota FFA Living to Serve Day. The South Dakota FFA joined DuPont Pioneer staff to pack 50,580 fortified macaroni and cheese meals that will be distributed through Feeding South Dakota. Sandy Osterday, S.D. FFA Foundation president said to the Brookings Register, “The FFA organization believes strongly in the fourth line of the FFA motto ‘Living......
I’m writing today to share how Meals of Hope helped me change my life — and to ask you to support others like me. A couple of years ago I went through some really tough financial times. I was laid off from my job, had some unexpected medical bills, and literally did not know how I would get my next meal. I was very depressed. I heard about a local organization that gives free food every week at Lely Presbyterian Church*. I went to the church the next Monday afternoon and saw......