December 2018
Vol. 3 No. 9
"He who has a generous eye will be blessed, for he gives of his bread to the poor." Proverbs 22:9

NHN has experienced an increase in the number of families needing food assistance this year. Our average numbers on the Saturdays we are open ranges from 90-95 shoppers. Totals within the households being served averages 240-250 ..... 36% are children under the age of 18 .

In order to ensure we have enough food we need a total community effort. Let the joy of giving continue beyond the Christmas season! Be a difference maker... give today.
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Neighbors Helping Neighbors was recently awarded three grants:

Al Stroobants Foundation - $7,150 for the purchase of Warehouse Pallet Racks & Stainless Steel Tables.
Weyerhaeuser - $3,231. For the purchase of a battery operated floor scrubber.
Greater Lynchburg Community Foundation - $3,947. For the purchase of a two door commercial freezer for our Food Kitchens.
Garry Friend , President of NHN, stated, “The increase in the number of families we serve, has created the need for more space, more equipment and the need to purchase more food. NHN is fortunate to be in a locality where there are Foundations and Corporations which see value in giving back to the community. It is with their financial support we are able to purchase equipment which enables efficient and increased storage capabilities, as well as, equipment to keep a clean food environment. Grants of this nature, allow us to use donated community funds for the ongoing purchase of food.  It’s special to receive these during the season of giving. We are truly blessed and humbled in being awarded these three grants.”
Thanks to Diana Rider of Lillypad Creations for this beautiful cake for dessert at MHBC Food Kitchen on Wednesday, December 5.
  • Thanks to Tiny's Catering for a donation of 80 hamburger buns for our food kitchens on December 3.
  • NHN wishes to thank First Baptist Church Outreach Ministry for their donation of a large pan of sweet potatoes for our food kitchens this month.
  • Thanks to MHBC who donated sugar cookies from their Christmas Festival which were served on December 5 in our food kitchen.
  • Thanks to St. Francis of Assisi who provided warm coats and knitted items at the Ascension Food Kitchen on December 6 and the MHBC Food Kitchen on December 12. The gifts were greatly appreciated by all!
  • Thank you to the Amherst County Administrative Office for donating food from their Christmas meal and the donation of chafing stands to be used in the Food Kitchens.
  • Thanks to Tommy Stump, Tommy & Mech Sauce for the donation of an additional rolling ladder for the warehouse.
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 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 to sign up!
Volunteer Spotlight

We continue to be blessed by our volunteers who willingly serve in our Food Distribution Warehouse and Food Kitchens. There are many others who work behind the scenes in supporting roles to make it possible to serve our clients. As we come to a close in 2018, we extend a Thank You to each of you for your dedication and commitment.
Our organization could not function without each of YOU, our loyal volunteers who give of your time and skills each week. Reaching out to our community would not be possible without your support and the work that you accomplish each week.
We trust that you and your families have enjoyed a blessed Christmas and are looking forward to a New Year full of opportunities that will enrich you and those around you.