Monthly Archives: January 2017

Darren Receives Healthy Nutrition, Thanks to You

January 25, 2017

3rd grader Darren loves to read and learn about computers. If you ask him what he wants to be when he grows up, he says, “Maybe a doctor!” Darren and his brother live with their mom, the family’s sole caretaker. She wakes up early each morning to work at a local restaurant. The family has […]

Ultimate Runner Combines Service and Marathons to Fight Hunger

January 25, 2017

Jess Kurti never imagined she’d lose her job to layoffs. She loved working as a meter reader for Florida Power & Light in Fort Myers, FL. So when new technology meant a sudden downsizing in 2012, Jess found herself on a search for new purpose. That’s when she first volunteered at her local food bank, […]

From Travis’ Desk: Filling Healthy Plates in 2017

January 24, 2017

Dear Friends, I hope you’ve noticed that our newsletter has a fresh new look for 2017. What’s exciting is that our new look is more than just a change of colors. It represents the new Healthy Plate initiative—Golden Harvest’s plan to provide more healthy food to the hungry. You can imagine how serious a threat […]

Family Gets Creative with New Volunteer Opportunity

January 24, 2017

Jennifer Westbrook and her three sons were already regular volunteers at Golden Harvest’s Faith Food Factory, where they love to sort food, when Jennifer had an idea. She had recently watched a video of a young girl providing gloves and soap to homeless individuals. It struck her that people who are hungry are usually also […]

Richard and Julie Find Joy in Giving Back

January 24, 2017

Richard and Julie are both disabled and unable to work, but that does not stop them from volunteering at their local food pantry every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The couple moved to the Aiken, SC area from Maine to be near family in the wake of Richard’s battle with cancer and heart problems. Even with […]