“With the approach of winter, “Food donations go down significantly in the winter months but the need does not. Your gift on #GivingTuesday can help keep our shelves full.”
– Eileen Smith, HRFP Executive Director
Make a Gift on November 29th to Help Feed the Hungry
The Haymarket Regional Food Pantry (HRFP) has joined #GivingTuesday, a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and celebrate generosity. Giving Tuesday is held each year after Black Friday and Cyber Monday on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving.
This year’s event falls on November 29, 2016.
This special day of giving was created to inspire people to collaborate in improving their local communities and give back in impactful ways to the charities and causes they support.
HRFP Supports More Than 2,400 People Every Month
A 501(c)3 tax exempt corporation, the HRFP was founded in 2004 to address hunger and food insecurity in Haymarket/Gainesville and the surrounding area. The HRFP provides three days of food once per week to more than 2,400 individuals per month, fulfilling a vital need in the community. Two-thirds of our clients are children and senior citizens.
Who Do We Help?
Some of our clients depend on our community organization as an extra source of food to make it through short-lived trials while others need longer term food assistance due to:
- Job loss
- Life-changing illness
- Medical bills
- Limited retirement income
- Single parent homes
- Seasonal job fluctuations
- The reality of not earning enough money to keep food on the table
How Can You Help Make #GivingTuesday a Success?
- Make a donation through the “Donate Now” button at right.
The more people that participate, the greater our success. Any amount is genuinely appreciated. Working together, we can make a real difference in the lives of individuals and families who literally may not be able to eat without the resources of the Food Pantry.
- Help is to spread the word. Technology makes that easy to do!
Let your family and friends know via email or share information on Facebook or Twitter about the Food Pantry’s #GivingTuesday drive on Tuesday, November 29. Give them the opportunity to support the work of the Haymarket Regional Food Pantry and ask them to spread the word too.