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January 1, 2019

On behalf of the Board of Directors of APFH, I would like to wish you all a happy, healthy & safe 2019!  APFH is pleased to announce that it donated $20,000 in 2018 to hunger relief agencies. This couldn’t have happened without the support of each of our board members and all of our compassionate and generous supporters. Thank you so very much!!

 

Our efforts to help alleviate food insecurity are more vital than ever!  

According to USDA, more than 41 million Americans face hunger, including nearly 13 million children. 

In MA, 1 in 8 children struggle with hunger and it is estimated that over $376,000,000 more per year is needed to meet their food needs (Feeding America).  42 million Americans relied on the nation's food stamp program (SNAP) in 2017 (Center on Budget and Policy Priorities)

The current partial government shutdown could soon impact the millions of Americans who rely on these benefits.

 

APFH has now donated $172,000 which provided thousands of meals since its’ inception in 2008. 

We are now striving to reach $200,000 in 2019. 


How did APFH help in 2018?


In 2018 100% of the $20,000 donated was given to the following 24 emergency food providers:


FEEDING AMERICA - SPECIAL $1000 DONATION FOR FOOD FOR HURRICANE DISASTER RELIEF (FLORENCE & MICHAEL)

ISLAND HARVEST FOOD BANK- Long Island, NY 

GREATER BOSTON FOOD BANK – (serving 90,000 people a week)

GREATER PLYMOUTH FOOD RESOURCES CENTER - (serving people in 25 towns)

LOWER CAPE OUTREACH COUNCIL – (Serving 8 Cape Cod towns & a Centralized Food Warehouse)

CAPE KIDS MEALS - Forestall

LOVIN’ SPOONFULS – Food Rescue Organization serving the Boston Area

AIDS SUPPORT GROUP OF CC FOOD PROGRAM/PANTRY – Provincetown & Hyannis

PROVINCETOWN COUNCIL ON AGING - Provincetown

PLYMOUTH COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS - Kingston   

C.A.R.E. WORKS MINISTRY – Kingston    

FRIENDS OF THE PLYMOUTH COUNCIL ON AGING - Plymouth

TASK FORCE FOR THE HOMELESS – Plymouth 

SOUP KITCHEN IN PROVINCETOWN – Provincetown

SAINT KATERI FOOD PANTRY – Plymouth 

MARSHFIELD FOOD PANTRY – Marshfield

FAMILY FOOD PANTRY OF CAPE COD – Harwich

2ND CHURCH OF PLYMOUTH FOOD PANTRY - Plymouth

JEWISH FAMILY & CHILDREN’S SERVICES FAMILY TABLE – Waltham

ST BONEVENTURE FUND FOR THE NEEDY FOOD PANTRY – Plymouth

CHRIST CHURCH FOOD PANTRY – Plymouth

OLD COLONY ELDER SERVICES – Brockton

FATHER BILL'S & MAINSPRING - Brockton

FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH - Falmouth


September 1, 2018
I would  like to acknowledge our esteemed board member, Mary Jane Southard who  ran in the Falmouth Road Race on August 19, 2018.  Thanks to her  generosity of spirit and her loving supporters, she raised over $5000  for American Pennies For Hunger. We are so grateful for her ongoing  support!!  Think of all of the meals that we will fund!
 

I would also like to thank one of our biggest sponsors, Womencrafts in  Provincetown.  Our wishing well lives outside Womencrafts throughout the  summer. Children and adults enjoy donating their loose change while  they watch the coins spin into the container.  This summer the wishing  well raised $1,000 and proves our mission statement that "Every penny  counts".  Thanks to Michelle Axelson, owner of Womencrafts for her  efforts.  
 
 

March 28, 2018
  I  would like to share with you some information from a recent NPR online  article from The Salt, which covers food news from the farm to the  plate. It reported that the Trump administration plans to severely  reduce the SNAP budget (food stamps). Joel Berg, CEO of Hunger Free  America, responded that "they have managed to propose nearly the  impossible, taking over $200 billion worth of food from low-income  Americans while increasing bureaucracy and reducing choices." All across our nation, food insecurity continues to be a problem and will worsen if programs such as SNAP is defunded. Going forward, APFH continues to be committed to its mission to help food insecure adults, children, seniors and veterans...
 But we cannot do it without your help.
 To  date, our total donations since our inception have reached  $153,350! This year, we have donated $1,500 with much help from a very  successful penny drive at West Elementary School in Plymouth, MA. Currently, our donation account balance is below $300.  
 On  behalf of the Board of Directors, we thank all of our supporters for  helping us reach our 10th year of giving back to those less fortunate.  In honor of our 10th year, please consider making a $10 donation or  more. Please give what you can. You can donate through our website by clicking the "donate" tab above or by mailing a check to American Pennies for Hunger Inc., P.O. Box 6272, Plymouth, MA 02362.
   
 January 8, 2018
 

On behalf of the Board of Directors of APFH, I would like to wish you  all a happy, healthy, and safe 2018! Once again, and for seven years in  a row, APFH has broken its annual amount raised with $21,000 donated in  2017 to hunger relief agencies. This couldn’t have happened without the  support of each of our board members and our compassionate and generous  supporters.  Thank you all so very much!!