September is HUNGER AWARENESS MONTH all over the nation. Of course the need is on-going and food banks rely on donations all year. Many groups to events to fill the shelves for the upcoming winter. Here at Heart To Heart Farm THAT'S OUR GOAL. We are small.. but mighty! Not a fancy schmancy sponsored event, instead ... simply folks working together to feed hungry folks!!!
PLEASE JOIN US!
This will be our second food drive. last year in a short 3 hours, at Unity church we brought in 2900 pounds of food and enough cash to feed 1500 people. The food went to Bellingham's food bank and redistributed throughout Whatcom County. The cash donations went to Northwest Harvest.Org, who provides food to 380 food banks, soup kitchens and schools throughout Washington State. Now celebrating 50 years!
THERE ARE 2 WAYS TO HELP US HELP OTHERS and PARTICIPATE:
1.We will be opening up Heart To Heart Farm for a one-day food drive drop off on Sunday Sept. 17th 11 AM - 5 PM. Folks are welcome to pull in and drop off. park and stay awhile! Enjoy the farm! Rain or shine... we will be there! To get to the farm: From Mt Baker hwy, go to Hwy 9 South toward Sedro Woolley. Drive 4 1/2 miles to Van Zandt. Follow signs to food drive drop off
We are 3 minutes from The Everybody Store. We are about 20 minutes from Sedro Woolley and 5 miles North of Acme.
2. For those who cannot get out to the farm on the 17th, we are placing Northwest Harvest food collection big boxes at 6 Whatcom County LIBRARIES- all graciously willing to collect for 2 weeks! The boxes will be in place by Saturday Sept. 2nd picked up Sat. afternoon, the 16th and taken to the food bank Monday the 18th! We ask for non-perishables here please. Cabbage and taters get pretty stinky! lol Here are the 6 libraries helping us (we feel so grateful)... Deming, Everson, Ferndale, Lynden, South Whatcom (Sudden Valley) and Sumas.
3. You can also send check donations or online donations to Northwest Harvest by visiting their website and learning more about the phenomenal work they are doing in our state for our hungry! www.northwestharvest.org/donate
You can also help me raise money for Northwest Harvest via a download of a song I wrote last summer while planting kale for the local food banks, called WHO WILL FEED THE HUNGRY! How bout that for soil for the soul. To download and support this effort go to store.cdbaby.com/cd/laurieleelewis8
ONE MORE BIT OF NEWS: Laurie is in a national magazine!
Country Woman Magazine just released Oct/Nov and Laurie's story is in there!
It should be on the stands NOW and in some libraries.
If you cannot get out to pick up a copy, here is the PDF article:country_woman_magazine.pdf 300,000 magazines will be spread around the U.S.
Hoping the story will inspire others to GROW and GIVE, GIVE and GROW!