At the start of the week we put up a picture and post on Facebook and Twitter about how empty the shelves were, and the food wish list on here too. We update our website and Facebook quite often with information about what we are in need of in the food distribution area; that picture really seemed to have hit home and catch the attention of many people.
We have received an overwhelming amount of support and donations in the last two days. While we will always need more; these donations, both of food and money; big and small, are greatly appreciate and makes all the difference to us and the community.
Social media has played an important role in helping us get the word out about our needs; when we asked how people heard about our call for assistance they told us Facebook and many people re-tweeted our statuses and blog posts.
Our call of help was also the focus of the city’s news agents; newspapers, TV, and radio.
Summer time is a low-stock season for most food banks because people go away on vacation and are not able to donate food.
To everyone, individuals, groups, and businesses, who went out and bought a cart full of groceries, left a few extra items in our donation boxes, organized challenges with their friends or came together to put in a donation. Those who supported and volunteered for the Food drive. Those who made monetary donations, and those who shared our Facebook and Twitter statuses, we would like to say from the bottom of our hearts; thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Your generosity and support has not and will not go unnoticed or unappreciated.