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!!