Parent Category: Our Community
Young gardener from Mother Hubbard's Cupboard
This November, Bloomingfoods will host the 6th Annual Share the Harvest Donated-Dollars month-long fundraising event for local food pantry Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard (MHC). This campaign encourages people to donate at the register when they shop at any Bloomingfoods location. 100% of the funds raised will support the Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard food pantry, where $1 helps to buy 10 pounds of food.
Last year, this event was so successful that it raised enough money to keep Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard shelves stocked with food for one and a half months! This month, each time you share a little extra with those who need it most, Bloomingfoods will put a colorful leaf up on the wall in your honor.
Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard is Monroe County’s largest food pantry, providing healthy groceries to more than 1,900 clients each week. At MHC, we believe that a healthy diet is the foundation of personal well-being, and we want all people to have access to quality food. We extend our services through Nutrition Education and Community Gardening programs, which aim to empower patrons and build community by passing on important information and life skills. We also offer cooking classes, publicized in Bloomingnews.
Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard Food Pantry is open five days a week to anyone in need. It operates on the honor system and allows clients to choose the foods they want to take home. The food pantry’s work is possible with the generous time and talent of over 140 volunteers, many of whom are also MHC clients. If you would like to get involved with our programs, just fill out our online volunteer application on our website: www.mhcfoodpantry.org.
Be sure to check out these other upcoming events on behalf of Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard:
• MHC’s Share the Harvest Auction & Gala - Saturday, November 14th 6:30-9:30 at KRC Catering Hall. $25, with tickets on sale at all Bloomingfoods locations.
• Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week – November 15 - November 21. Check the MHC and Bloomingfoods websites for a list of events.
• Are They Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Game show – Thursday, November 19, from 6:30-8:30pm at Bloomington High School South. $10 tickets on sale at Bloomingfoods and Sun Rise Box Office.
• Krista Detor Holiday Concert - Saturday, November 28 at KRC Catering Hall. Benefit for MHC and Bloomington Playwrights Project. Ticket information at kristadetor.com
by Brooke Gentile, Director of Mother Hubbard's Cupboard