A Simple Gesture
Ending childhood hunger
through a simple gesture
of filling a grocery bag
WAYS TO HELP END CHILDHOOD HUNGER & FOOD INSECURITY IN OUR COMMUNITY
A Simple Gesture (ASG) is a nonprofit hunger relief organization that collects food from generous donors. Donors are neighbors, businesses and faith communities that fill green reusable grocery bags that are then collected by volunteers and distributed to our food pantry partners.
Our program has three main goals:
- To ensure no child is hungry
- To create new neighborhood connections and strengthen our community
- To serve as a model for other communities
The program’s founder, Jonathan Trivers, began this effort in California in 2011; there are now 65 chapters nationwide. A Simple Gesture serves Greensboro, High Point, and Guilford County and helps cities throughout the country set up their own programs. Contact us to start A Simple Gesture in your town! We are glad you are here and looking to help your neighbors.
A Simple Gesture operates successfully with the help of hundreds of volunteers while being supported by generous donors and contributors. We also have a food recovery program, RePurpose, that gets otherwise wasted food to hungry children. To get involved, please visit our Sign Me Up and Donate pages. There are so many ways to help end hunger and food insecurity in our community. Find out more by clicking on the quick links to the right.
HOW THE ASG GREEN BAG HELPS FEED HUNGRY CHILDREN IN OUR COMMUNITY
Fill the Green Bag with needed food items including canned and boxed foods.
Leave the Green Bag outside your door on a designated pick up day.
Volunteers will pick up the Green Bag at your home and leave an empty one for the next pick up.
Once collected, our volunteer drivers take the filled Green Bags directly to food banks.
Food from the Green Bags help stock the shelves of our food bank partners that serve our community.
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