Who we are:
Yvonne Cavalli with Brent at Bountiful Harvest in Brighton, MI
Date: June 22, 2020 3:35 PM
Subject: Hamburger Donation
I cannot express how much we appreciated receiving 932 pounds of ground beef last week.
You are amazing.
We service the whole of Livingston County and we have not had beef for them in some time. This donation has put beef back on the tables of our needy in Livingston County.
We also have 700 of the children who are on free and reduced lunches when school is in session. We have been giving the breakfast and lunches in lieu of what they would have received at school. The parents have been so grateful because now they can give their children hamburgers, meatloaf, or spaghetti for lunch.
When we talked you were concerned that you would have too much burger too fast for us to have freezer space or be able to give it out fast enough. I am pleased to let you know that we will have gone through the beef you donated within the next two weeks. You had mentioned this happening on a monthly basis for a couple of months. If this is so, you will make a HUGE difference in the lives of the needy families in our County.
We are ready when you are. God Bless you.
Bountiful Harvest Inc
Hello Brent Earl and Supporters! June 28, 2020
We just wanted to thank you on behalf of all the families who will be enjoying fresh ground beef from your INCREDIBLY generous 640 lb. donation! We feel so blessed to be part of what you are doing! Your generosity provides in so many ways. For one, ground beef is very expensive in the stores these days – we purchase what we can when we can because we know how much it helps the families we serve. Your donation allows us to free up funds for the other fresh food purchases we make! In addition to the high cost of beef, there also seems to be a shortage, so many families we know are simply doing without. If only you could see their faces when we are able to give them such good quality ground beef! Those moments are the BEST! We could never share all the blessed moments you have allowed us to experience as we distribute food in our community. The Torch is truly a living, breathing community of beautiful, generous souls who give of themselves to make a difference for others. Thank you for being in our family! John Bunyan said, “You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” You have lived well today!
Rhonda and Sarah
Gleaners Food Bank volunteers package and load food in cars lined up around the perimeter of the Fowlerville
High School parking lot Thursday, April 2, 2020. (Photo: Gillis Benedict/Livingston Daily)
Community food pantries, food banks distribute more than 100 tons of food in March
Kayla Daugherty, Livingston Daily Published 10:00 p.m. ET April 2, 2020 | Updated 4:03 p.m. ET April 3, 2020
Food banks in Livingston County are working to keep up with the community's needs amid the coronavirus outbreak, distributing more than 100 tons of food last month.
Gleaners Community Food Bank distributed 200,000 pounds of food in March, 40,000 pounds more than in March 2019.
According to the food bank, the increase was distributed through its normal Shared Harvest Pantry distribution, as well as increased distributions at the Pinckney School Food Mobile and Three Fires School Food Mobile.
Additionally Gleaners hosted biweekly breakfasts and lunches at Fowlerville High School, the Pinckney bus garage and Hartland High School and meal packages to Livingston Senior Nutrition and other organizations serving seniors. --