July 2019
Vol. 4 No. 7
"He who has a generous eye will be blessed, for he gives of his bread to the poor." Proverbs 22:9

Thank You!
Thank you to the Life Group from River Church

Your speed in sorting and restocking cans was greatly appreciated!
Thank you, Ruth of Second Stage "Farmer's Market" !! Fresh fruit, vegetables and bread will be a welcome addition for our Saturday shoppers.
What cheerful givers look like!
A special thank you to Lynchburg Connect Business Group and Robert Gammon of Gammon's Allstate Insurance Agency for the donation of 250 pounds of fresh hamburger. This will provide many families with meat during their Saturday shopping experience!!
Neighbors Helping Neighbors appreciates our community for the many ways they support our mission.

  • Thank you to the Keenagers Group at MHBC for the variety of desserts and other items left over from their summer picnic given to NHN this month.
  • A shout out to those who diligently work the Community Garden at MHBC, providing guests fresh vegetable take outs weekly.
  • A huge thank you to Buddy Fisher, Norma Fisher, and Alan Bumgarner who pitched in to prep, cook, and package 14 Boston Butt Roasts - 67 pounds and 6 ounces of prepared meat!

Community Outreach

NHN Friday Picnic was a success!!
On Friday, July 12, 2019, NHN guests were invited to a Friday Picnic to celebrate summer. A great menu including hot dogs, hamburgers, baked beans, Wood-fired Pizzas, lemonade, iced tea, and watermelon was served.

Founder and CEO, Garry Friend shared a personal observation about the afternoon:

" Did you see what I see? I saw a mother & her crippled son come all the way from Main Street Madison Heights (over 3 miles) and boy, did they eat a lot of the food. I saw and heard a young teenage boy, from a family of six, tell how he tried everything and was totally full. I saw some of our clients which come either Wednesday or Thursday come to eat a second time with us. I saw two eat a “FULL” plate twice. Finally, I saw and talked with a homeless man ( brought by a client) who enjoyed a lot of good food. 
Hunger in Amherst is real. Perhaps the message is to feed more than just twice a week? Maybe set up in different locations…where we can establish a kitchen & serving area? We must turn to God for wisdom & volunteers.

Remember Matthew 9:37 & 38,
'The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into the fields.'"

NHN would like to thank Chuck Brown of Straight Off the Grill for the use of his large grill. Also, a huge thanks to Jimmy Price for the use of his building, grounds and Wood-Fired Oven from which tantalizing artisan pizzas were created! Thanks to so many of our volunteers for serving our guests!!!
The No Kid Hungry Program Amherst County summer meal site is located at:
  • Amherst Ed Center - 219 Trojan Lane, Madison Heights
  • Monday - Friday, June 10-August 2
  • Breakfast served from 8:00 am - 8:30 am
  • Lunch served from 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Fund Raising Opportunity
Supporting Amherst County non-profit food kitchens & warehouse

Winton Golf Course
Saturday, August 10, 9:00 A.M.
Captain’s Choice, Shotgun Start
$100 / player
$400 / team
Includes Score Enhancement Package

Food and Drinks After Golf

To enter call: (434) 846-5914 (Monday-Friday)

Payment by personal check or in cash on the day of the tournament
(No payment by credit card or debit card)
Ways to help:
  • Form a team and participate
  • Sponsor a hole in Memory or in Honor of someone for $100.
  • Sponsor a hole to promote your local business - $100.
  • Recognition signs will be located at the sponsored hole.
  • Recognition will be given on social media.
  • All donations are tax deductible.
  • Contact NHN for more information.
Volunteer Opportunities
Food Kitchens & Warehouse sign up - Do you have 1 morning a month that you would like to volunteer somewhere?
NHN has spots available in our Madison Heights and Amherst Food Kitchens.
If you have a Wednesday or Thursday open just once a month, we can use your help. Kitchen volunteers work from 9:00 -1:00 and servers from 10:00 - 1:00.
We serve a hot meal each Wednesday at MHBC Food Kitchen & a hot meal each Thursday at Ascension Episcopal Church in Amherst.
Visit our site at nhnamherst.org where you can learn about these opportunities & complete a volunteer application. Feel free to message us on our Facebook page if you have any questions.
Let's work together to help our community and neighbors!
  • Food Pantry Guest Pick up
  • Bake desserts for Food Kitchens
  • Can Drive Follow up - sorting and shelving cans
  • Food Pantry Cart Runners (should be at least 16 or accompanied by an adult if under 16).
  • Cleaning & stocking post-distribution day. Could be scheduled on Saturday or on the following Monday.
  • Collect plastic recycle bags for Food Pantry
  • Collect food cans for Food Pantry
Click on the link to our website www.nhnamherst.org to sign up!
Volunteer Spotlight

We would like to recognize volunteer, Jimmy Price for our July volunteer spotlight. A lifetime Amherst County resident, Jimmy is a motivating force behind the success of NHN since its inception. Whether it's contributing business experience, personal resources, manual labor, or his enviable baking skills, he shares with an open heart his compassion for Amherst County residents. We salute you, Jimmy!