January 2019
Vol. 4 No. 1
"He who has a generous eye will be blessed, for he gives of his bread to the poor." Proverbs 22:9

Your unique skill set is needed at NHN!
Recently, MHBC volunteers were separating a case of frozen biscuits to make storage and preparation more efficient. The results of each volunteer's approach to the task reveals the unique qualities each person adds to the mission fabric of NHN.

As the numbers continue to increase ( 127 served in the Food Pantry on January 19 !!), the need for additional volunteers is growing.

There is a vacancy waiting to be filled by YOU!

Visit our website, click the link www.nhnamherst.org.
Thanks to the help from the Sweet Briar Employees (Florence Elston Inn & Conference Center) everything was cleaned & stocked!
Thanks to Dawson Aluminum for the great vinyl wrapping on our new portico!! Doesn't it look sharp??
  • Thanks to Monelison Middle School for the canned food drive in December.
  • NHN is very grateful to the many ways in which our community provides support. Wednesday, January 23, Madison Heights Baptist Church donated food that was leftover from their Family Wednesday Night Meal. Thanks again for thinking of us!
  • Thanks to Billy Brockman (Fox Grape Farm of Amherst) for the donated 563 pounds of fresh hamburger from his farm. Wow, it's all about Neighbors Helping Neighbors!
  • NHN Food Kitchen MHBC would like to thank the United Cherokee Tribe of Virginia for their donation of a Wet Swiffer. This will help us in our clean up at the end of our meals. Thanks for thinking of us.
  • A big shout out to Tiny's Catering. Thank you so much for cooking the 2 huge pieces of pork for our NHN Food Kitchens and turning it into your wonderful BBQ. We will be planning some delicious BBQ for our Ascension and MHBC Food Kitchens in the future.

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!
  • Donation Pickup Volunteer - URGENT NEED for someone available on Thursday mornings from 9:00 AM-11:00 AM to use the NHN van to pick up from Target in Lynchburg. The items are taken to the Food Warehouse on Mitchell Bell Road, weighed in and stored. Please contact NHN if you can sign up weekly or even once a month!
  • 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 volunteers, Peggy Friend and Ellen Saunders for our January volunteer spotlight. Both lifetime Amherst County residents, they have committed their "retirement" years to serving others whether it's NHN, their churches, families, or other worthy organizations. Peggy and Ellen coordinate the Ascension and MHBC food kitchens respectively which involves a great deal of paperwork, inventory rotation, phone calls, menu planning, coordinating large scale food preparation and food donation to the kitchens - just some of the responsibilities to keep the kitchen sites operating smoothly. In addition, these ladies are involved in various other NHN activities, as well. We are so thankful for all they do. We salute you, Peggy and Ellen!!