Can You Set One More Plate?
Thursday, November 22, 2012
As friends and family gather for the holidays, the Geauga Hunger Task Force is asking residents to consider setting "one more plate" to feed a hungry Geauga County resident.
Donations to food pantries are down this year, and need for food is up, especially among the senior population. Would you consider feeding one more person who isn't a member of your family or part of your circle of friends?
The Geauga Hunger Task Force (GHTF) has been in operation since 1977. It's a volunteer driven organization that operates seven food pantries around the county. Last year, more than 3,600 families were served 10 days worth of emergency food, adding up to 300,000 meals.
Food is provided through Harvest for Hunger donations and individual, church, and community contributions. Dollars are leveraged by the bulk purchasing power of the Cleveland Foodbank, which allows our pantries to receive USDA food at the lowest cost. This allows the GHTF to provide four nutritious meals for the lost cost of $1.
Please consider a donation to the Geauga Hunger Task Force. Checks can be mailed to 209 Center St., Chardon, OH 44024.
Thank you for setting one more plate for your community.