Unbelievable morning full of surprise blessings! Can’t begin to thank Anthem Church for their continued support and blessings. What an amazing impact to not only Food4Kids but towards so many hungry kids in our community!
Amazing support at Bronson’s Trunk or Treat this Halloween! The generous community of Bronson helped raise 300lbs of non-perishables for the F4K pantry at Bronson Elementary. These “famous” volunteers outdid themselves this year! Thanks Peggy, Ed, Ian, & Kathy. I’m sure you grabbed lots of attention at your table!
Optym continues to bless us! Our new warehouse didn’t have any shelving and in less than one week from a brief tour and visit, these pallet shelves were a reality. More organization = more productivity! Thanks Pauline & Charles.
Results are in…1,297.4 pounds of food collected during the Food4Kids Throw Down hosted by Dynasty Crossfit! Because of your teamwork & generous members, over 185 children will take home a backpack with food for an entire weekend. Thank you to all who participated and worked so hard to ensure your team made an impact on childhood hunger.
Where do you start when your heart is exploding with appreciation and overwhelming thanks for all the hard work that goes into securing 10,000 pounds of food used to feed 41 hungry kids in our local community every weekend for an entire year?!! This 4th annual food drive hosted by Haile Jewelry and Loans officially goes down in history for us as the LARGEST SINGLE FOOD DRIVE DONATION we’ve ever received! These results could not have been possible without the generous community and the people behind the success. Monetary donations were made towards buying food, cans were hand delivered, businesses hosted food drive competitions, and boxes were strategically placed for general collections amongst staff & customers throughout Gainesville. HOME: Living in the Heart of Florida Magazine was an early supporter again this year with their ad donation and along with The Village Journal at Haile Plantation both sent photographers to help cover the event, KISS 105.3 donated air time to generate support and awareness for the cause and event, Spa Royale generously matched Friday donations to double the impact received on those days leading up to the BIG DAY & donated their trailer to haul food to the warehouse, Wilson’s Custom Flooring brought their truck to haul food, Shands Patient Financial Services rocked their collection efforts, Margot’s Impeccable Pickles took their proceeds from pickle sales and purchased food to donate towards the event, DeConna Ice Cream shared free ice cream & I Love NY Pizza (Gainesville Fl) gave away a free slice of pizza for donors on day of, gift certificates were graciously donated by Salon 119 Haile Market Square, gift baskets were donated by Haile Kitchen and Bath, LLC, Haile Plantation Publix allowed us to be present on that Saturday sharing the food drive & program with shoppers, Anthem Church recruited individuals to help with all the physical labor of love on the final day, our F4K volunteers worked in the warehouse to put away 10,000 pounds of food, and the list goes on and on! None of this would have been made possible without the generous hearts and efforts of Sheena & Clint Asbell! Genuinely two of the most passionate and generous people supporting our community. When you see them, please say thanks for their support!
Thank you all for your donations, kind words, sharing of posts, and hard work on the final day to help load, unload, weigh and sort 10,000 pounds of food. Lots of smiles & sweaty hugs were shared from generous supporters to make a difference in the life of a hungry child! THANK YOU!
Unbelievable news kept until tonight’s back-to-school launch party where we shared the “surprise” news with our team! Pure joy and excitement to have THIG behind Food4Kids. Thank you for being a signature sponsor for 2 schools & for your commitment to feeding so many students in need!
Generous community & van is overflowing with food! Huge thanks to Joy FM and Chick-fil-A for hlping to raise 900.2 pounds of food, $110 in gift cards & $80 cash to buy more food all in one day! Thank you!
Efforts from Haile Jewelry & Loans 3rd Annual “Fill the Hummer” food drive translated to over 3,834 pounds of food, 12 reusable plastic bins, & the priceless value of raising awareness! Thank you to Haile Jewelry and Loans for their amazing efforts, KISS 105.3 for their generous announcements promoting the event, HOME: Living in the Heart of Florida Magazine for matching Fridays’ donations pound for pound, I Love NY Pizza …(Gainesville Fl) who graciously agreed to feed everyone a slice of pizza for their donations made on Saturday August 23rd, to all the businesses & individuals that donated a prize for the raffle, and to all the donors who brought food. Thank you for “Filling the Hummer” together!!
The 22nd Annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive generated enough food to fill thousands of bins with food! Several hard working charities who impact hunger year round were blessed to be the recipients, including Food4Kids! Thank you to everyone who put food out by their mailboxes and to the letter carriers who worked extra hard filling their trucks with mail & food!