The Martin Luther King Jr. CommUNITY of the Greater Kennett Area's "Change for Change" program requests your donation of $5 to $500 to help feed the hungry in the greater Kennett Square and West Grove PA areas. All funds will be donated, at your preference, to the Kennett Food Cupboard and the West Grove Bridge Food Pantry.
Prior to the onset of the pandemic in March, 2020, the Kennett Food Cupboard offered food to families on a monthly basis and to low-income senior housing residents. The program provided three to six days worth of food to over 1,200 individuals each month. Over 88% of food came directly from the community in the form of community food drives, partnerships with local farmers and grocers, community and family gardens, and individual donations.
Since March, 2020, the food cupboards find that cash donations help more families in need, Rather than paying retail prices, food banks work with major manufacturers, retailers, and farmers to secure healthy food. This means that when you donate a dollar, you’re able to put more meals on the tables of families than if you donated food you'd purchased at the store. And food banks use donated funds to help cover the cost of picking up the food from donors and bringing it to their warehouses. With supply chain disruptions and transportation costs rising, cash donations can make a big difference. Canned goods and dry food items like pasta and rice are a vital part of food banks and pantries—but no one can live healthy lives on non-perishable items alone. Providing communities with meals isn’t just about providing food, but about providing healthy food to all of our communities. Your donations help to keep our network food banks and pantries stocked with more fresh fruits, vegetables, low-fat dairy, and lean proteins. These perishable items can’t be directly donated through food drives but are vital for healthy lives.
The Bridge is a Food Pantry and Clothing Closet located on the property of the Avon Grove Church of the Nazarene. It is housed in a trailer behind the main church building. This program is meant to meet the physical and spiritual needs of individuals who find themselves in a difficult and unexpected circumstance. This compassionate ministry helps meet physical needs, as well as offer a place for emotional and spiritual encouragement much needed in difficult times.
The Martin Luther King Jr. CommUNITY asks that you gather your spare change and bring it to our community partner, Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union, 891 E. Baltimore Pike in Kennett Square, 19348 on Saturday, January 13, 2024, from 10 am to 1 pm or donate here anytime: Change for Change Donation Link.
Many adults and children are hungry in our community. We believe Dr. King's dream that everyone can work together to create a better world. When friends like you partner with us, by providing food for the hungry, we keep the dream alive and help create Dr. King's beloved community.