During this period of economic downtown and physical isolation for many, foodbanks are becoming overdrawn with the increased demand. They are volunteer organizations which play a critical role, filling the wide gaps often left open by assistance from governments.
Religious organizations have often embodied an obligation to help the hungry in their theology and missions; several local churches and religious organizations have some ongoing initiatives to help. It seems fitting within the context of interfaith activities that we use this event as an opportunity to encourage and support the worthwhile food assistance organizations already in place in our communities. Rather than singling out one organization, we'd like to support them all, without injecting ourselves in the middle.
To that end, we'd like for you to support our "Faith to Food" project by committing to donate. or donating, $10 (or more) to the food program for the hungry that best fits your understanding of how to help. And we'd like for that commitment or pledge to be made during May. If you are willing to do that, and would also be willing to be recognized as a sponsor for this collective effort, we are happy to list you as a sponsor on our event page. If you don't want to be listed personally, we'll list you under the "Anonymous" category, and include you in our tally.You can donate as an organization or individual, though, if an organization, we need to know that the donation in the name of the organization is authorized.
The other way you can help is by spreading the word for this event the "Faith to Food" initiative via social media. We are grateful for any assistance in spreading the word.
If you are a local community organization providing food assistance to the needy and would like your link to be listed below, let us know by writing to email@example.com. We've listed a few; you undoubtedly know about many more that you'd recommend. You can do that by writing to the email address above.
Current estimated pledge total: $1085
Organization: Southeastern Buddhist Community, Aiken Interfaith Partners, CSRA Women's Interfaith Network, Interfaith Fellowship of Augusta, Interfaith Partners of South Carolina, Aiken-Augusta Friends Meeting, Columbia Friends Meeting, Progressive Religious Coalition
Individual: Anonymous, John & Glynda Black, Jennifer Bollinger, Pauline Batchelor, MJ Richard, Virginia Jones, BN Roy, Al & Lariane Yarbrough, Cynthia Shields, Brenda Conway, Matt Kaplan, Rabbi Robert Klensin, Violette Elsey, Kim and Eddie Butler, George and Ugur Clare
Corporate: Skytoucher LLC
SOME LOCAL FOOD ASSISTANCE ORGANIZATIONS
Golden Harvest Food Bank, Augusta GA & Aiken, SC
Salvation Army, Aiken, SC
Salvation Army, Augusta, GA