Many of you will remember Harlow’s award winning Feed Hope project, a joint project between the Harlow neighborhood association, area churches and Food for Lane County, serving the needs of many elementary school children who, although qualified to receive free or subsidized breakfast and lunches during the school year, had limited access to healthy daytime meals during school breaks. The project received a first place in its category Social Revitalization Neighborliness category and then was named Neighborhood of the Year, as the top neighborhood across all categories.
The organizers of this program have invited our neighborhood to participate in the May distribution event to see how it works first hand and help package 10,000 or more meals in just a couple hours. This is a great way to give the process a good look at how this works and see if it could be a good fit to implement in our community. The Southeast neighborhood feeds into five neighborhood schools and is home to two charter schools and a choice school. We have tremendous need for a similar program.
There are two ways people can engage this event.
- Sign up for the event itself on Saturday May 14th 10am-12pm by registering at www.generosityfeedseugene.org. This is especially great for families as kids 3 and up can serve alongside their parents.
- Help with set up, we need about 40 people to help setting the event up on Friday evening the 13th from 6pm-8pm. To help with setup, they can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org