2016 has been an exciting year full of changes here at Harvest of Hope. I was fortunate enough to join the team in 2016, and was pleased to see the year end with a large quantity of food donations from food drives, including CU’s Food for Fines food drive, as well as the very generous donors who helped support efforts to purchase a new fridge.
In order to fulfill our mission, and provide food assistance to those in the Boulder community, we rely heavily upon our Community Partners, and look forward to growing our relationships and partnerships in 2017.
Our amazing volunteers gave countless hours of their time and talent in 2016 to make sure we could open our doors each day, and provide support to those in need. Without our volunteers, we could not serve our community. They are our HOPE Heroes.
As we start a new year and are looking ahead, I’m excited and energized to help HOH grow, and ensure our supplemental food program serves both our AM and PM clients as effectively as possible.
We will continue to expand community awareness of the pantry to ensure that all in need of supplemental food know of our services. Our efforts will include outreach to college students in the hopes of reducing food insecurity for those on campuses, something that is increasingly becoming an issue nationwide.
We look forward to continuing our work together with all of you, our community of volunteers and supporters, to help combat hunger in 2017. Let’s make sure that everyone in need of food assistance — regardless of age, household size or housing — has a safe, welcoming, and non-judgmental space to shop for free and healthy food.
If you have not done so already, please come by the Pantry, take a tour, sit down with me to learn what we are all about, and experience an amazing opportunity to give HOPE to your neighbors.
With a heart full of HOPE,