Faith-Communities to Thank for Rapid Growth
We are very pleased that Westminster Presbyterian Church agreed to be the first sponsor of A Simple Gesture and serve as the genesis of A Simple Gesture-Greensboro. Our initial start-up began in April 2015 as we enrolled food donors, volunteer drivers and other volunteers from the congregation of Westminster Presbyterian. Our first pick-up was in June 2015 with more than 200 donors contributing more than 3,800 pounds of food!
Since then, several faith-communities have come on-board to support A Simple Gesture and extend the invitation to their members to participate. Thanks to the generosity of these churches and the Jewish community, we continue to grow and reach more families. In less than 11 months, we have grown to more than 1,200 donors and collected more than 70,000 pounds of food!
Thank you to everyone involved! Let’s continue to work together to fight hunger in our community!