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

Postal Food Drive
Saturday, May 11 is the Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive for Postal Carriers!!

Last year, NHN received more than 2,600 pounds of food through this event. We appreciate the efforts of the postal workers and customers who contribute. This is a great example of everyone in the community coming together to address food insecurity!
* Photo used by permission from the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank.
Thank You!
The April 12th Day of Giving for Amherst County High School was a highlight this month!

The students stepped up to make a difference in our community by helping clean and organize the warehouse at NHN. Thank you, ACHS students for all your hard work and Day Of Giving organizers for making an impact on the next generation!
Little Hands, Big Hearts!
Thanks to Nelson County Girl Scout Troop #1264 for bringing food donations to the warehouse on Monday, April 22, when they toured the facility. It's encouraging to see even the youngest stepping up to make a difference!
Neighbors Helping Neighbors appreciates our community for the many ways they support our mission.

  • Thank you to Waterstone Pizza for the Ham and Cheese Sandwiches served Wednesday, April 17 at MHBC Food Kitchen. We are so grateful for your faithful partnership since 2016!
  • A shout out to JT Grill for the Hamburger Steak with Gravy entree enjoyed by guests at MHBC Food Kitchen Wednesday, April 10.
  • We are so grateful to La Caretta Restaurant in Madison Heights for providing entrees for our MHBC Food Kitchen on March 27. Next time your family is in La Caretta, please remember to thank them for their partnership with NHN!
  • The Ascension Food Kitchen appreciates the Amherst County Sheriff's Department for allowing them to fill a cooler with ice each week for food service on Thursdays, as well as, Fairmont Crossing for sharing milk and food entrees with guests.
  • Shout outs to Sweet Briar College for monthly entrees donated and What A Blessing Bakery for sharing unsold desserts with the Ascension Food Kitchen.
  • A shout out to Albert's Farm who supplied the quality ground beef used in the Sloppy Joes for MHBC Food Kitchen, Wednesday, April 24.
ARC of Virginia
NHN would like to recognize the ARC of Virginia who committed to setting up two Wednesdays a month in the dining room for MHBC Food Kitchen guests. We appreciate their hard work and cheerful spirits as they serve others. Great work, Gentlemen!
Ascension Episcopal Church Food Kitchen
NHN would like to recognize Ascension Episcopal Church for opening their facilities to operate the NHN Food Kitchen each week. Their willingness to share storage space and the regular use of their equipment is such a blessing to so many!
NHN is so thankful for the Volunteers at Ascension in Amherst who work hard to ensure guests have delicious hot meals and sweet treats. Not only do the volunteers prepare meals for the guests that come out, they also prepare an average of 20 take out meals weekly for the residents of Amherst Village Apartments. Since many of them have no access to transportation, the residents are always so grateful for the meals .
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, Jean Thacker for our April volunteer spotlight. A lifetime Amherst County resident and retired nurse, Jean exercises her gift of good cooking to the delight of guests in the Ascension and MHBC Food Kitchens. Her cooking has crossed the borders of the food kitchens to tempt palates during fund raising events for NHN, as well. We salute you, Jean!