- How much money did the GFW raise last year?
- Over $21,000!
- How many towns were represented at the Walk last year?
- Which high school (from which town served by Loaves and Fishes) has a club which comes to walk at the GFW every year?
- Littleton High School’s Humanitarian Club with Advisor Susan Harvey. This group has been a loyal supporter and contributor to the GFW for well over a decade!
Loaves & Fishes
- What is the power of ‘One Green Bag’?
- Loaves & Fishes is employing that Power!
It’s America’s first neighborhood-based food donation program! Every two months, volunteers go door-to-door, picking up food from their neighbors! It’s the easiest, most effective, most empowering way to organize support for local food banks and pantries. In 2014, the town of Groton began a pilot program engaging four neighborhoods. Today, they have over 25 neighborhoods with over 250 neighbors! Contact Loaves and Fishes if you’d like to get involved.
- What are some examples of Sharing, Inc.’s works?
- In the historic, all Black City of Mound Bayou, located in the Mississippi Delta help black youth are supported by a special “Summer Enrichment Program.” This program started 25 years ago and provides services and special projects for children and youth between the ages of 3 and 18. Here are some examples of things they do:
- Basic skills enhancement in reading and math
- Basic Computer skills
- Storytelling and Poetry Read Out Loud
- African Drum and Dance
- Specialty Choirs (chorale training)
- Shamokin Karate Club
- Historical Sites Projects
This program has touched the lives of thousands of children and youth promoting the connection between self-esteem and cultural awareness as a means of achieving positive outcomes.
In addition, Sharing spreads its good works by supporting youth leadership programs to be skilled community-focused leaders to empower themselves and their communities to affect positive change. Sharing also helps support self-help, economic opportunities for many low-income communities across the South, by primarily assisting in land retention and farming co-ops for family farmers. 10% of the GFW proceeds go to Sharing, Inc.