A Simple Gesture

Ending childhood hunger through a simple gesture of filling
a grocery bag

WAYS YOU CAN HELP END CHILDHOOD HUNGER & FOOD INSECURITY IN OUR COMMUNITY

WELCOME TO A SIMPLE GESTURE

A Simple Gesture (ASG) is a food-collection agency. Donors fill green reusable grocery bags that are collected by volunteers and distributed to our food pantry partners. Our program has three main goals:

  1. To provide a regular supply of food to our hungry neighbors;
  2. To create new neighborhood connections and strengthen our community
  3. 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.

GET INVOLVED

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. Click on the quick links below.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT

What is Stop Food Waste Day? Click on the image to learn the facts about wasted food as well as ways you can help be part of the solution.

Check out our Food Recovery page for resources and to learn more about food waste facts, composting and food waste recovery.

ASG EVENTS

Thursday, April 22nd

RePurpose logo

RePurpose FaceBook Live Event!

(Details coming soon)

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Guilford CARES Feeding the Community Food Drive

This program distributes 500 boxes of food twice a month at different locations in the community. Click on the image below for more information about the schedule and locations in Guilford County.

A SIMPLE GESTURE GROWS TO MEET NEEDS OF

LOCAL & NATIONAL FOOD-INSECURE CHILDREN

The Board of Directors of A Simple Gesture (ASG) proudly announces that the Greensboro office will now serve as the National Headquarters for ASG. This is an extremely exciting opportunity to help other communities around the United States start their own ASG chapters.

With this announcement comes equally exciting news about the promotions of our national leadership team.:

          Leslie Isakoff: President & COO of ASG

          Murphy Sullivan: Vice President & Executive Director of ASG

ASG also welcomes a new local chapter staff member:

          Karen Brudnak-Slate: Outreach Coordinator for High Point

Please read the full press release HERE

Supporters and Sponsors

Weaver Foundation supports A Simple Gesture Greensboro
• May 2018- Community Foundation Gamechanger Award