TQT is excited to announce our next Give While You Make fundraising effort. The theme for the 2019 Row by Row program is “Taste the Experience”. This is the perfect opportunity to help support a very worthy local organization – the Maple Morgan Park Community Food Pantry.
The Food Pantry has been serving families in our area since 1983. Each month, 500-700 hungry families visit the pantry. These clients are a mix of older adults who are trying to make it month to month, people with disabilities, individuals experiencing medical challenges and working families facing hunger and food insecurity.
The Food Pantry has recently announced plans to expand and renovate its space as it converts its pantry to mimic a grocery store as well as build out work space for volunteers and reception. This new arrangement will give its clients respect, dignity and hope when they come into the pantry for emergency food assistance. The Food Pantry is hoping to raise $35,000 by the end of the year to support this important expansion.
How does Give While You Make work? There are 3 ways you can help us support the Maple Morgan Park Community Food Pantry:
Donate every time you shop at TQT this summer when you check out. Any dollar amount is appreciated. Every dollar donated will buy 3 meals. $7 will buy enough meals for a week.
For every Row by Row Kit sold, TQT will donate $2 to the Food Pantry.
You can also donate non-perishable food or hygiene items. A list of items that are needed by the Food Pantry is shown below.
Maple Morgan Park Community Food Pantry Director Karen Overstreet recently wrote a letter to the editor at the Beverly Review describing their mission and capital campaign in more detail. Click here to read it.
Give While You Make runs from June 21 through September 3, 2019.
Food Drive Donations: Non-Perishable Food/Hygiene Items only
**NO CANNED FOOD is needed due to an abundant supply.**
Boxed hot and cold cereals
Boxed mac and cheese
Jiffy corn muffin mix
Canned tuna or chicken
Tomato sauce in jars
Boxed or bagged white & brown rice
Toilet tissue and paper goods
Toothpaste and toothbrushes