EFPN Launches Annual Stop Hunger Challenge

“Stop Hunger Challenge”



No one should have to worry about how they will afford to feed themselves or their family. Many people in our community are faced with this concern every day. Hunger does not discriminate. Hunger does not care about gender, age, race or religion. Hunger can affect people who are unemployed or working full-time. EFPN will be running its annual “Stop Hunger Challenge” during the months of March and April. Food and money

collected during this time will count towards this challenge. Our goal for this campaign is $80,000 in food and money. Food items are valued at $1.00 per item. This year we are once again very fortunate to have an anonymous donor come forward and offer an incentive for people to donate to us. EFPN will receive a check from this donor in proportion to the total funds and food items received during the challenge period. In addition, the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan is offering a 10% credit on our account for all money donated. In 2016, we spent $138,022 with the Food Bank to purchase food for our regular program as well as the BackPack Buddies and Mobile Pantry programs. Because of your monetary donations in the 2016 “Stop Hunger Challenge”, we were able to get $4,350 in credits at the Food Bank which helped to reduce our Food Bank bills. The demand for all our major programs (Regular Pantry Program, and the BackPack Buddies and Nutritional Supplement Programs) increased last year. Because of your generous support, we were able to maintain the same level of support for our recipients in spite of the increase. Donations toward any of our programs or specific pantries will qualify for the campaign. Monetary donations may be sent to EFPN, P.O. Box 2521, Midland, MI 48641-2521. Food donations may be donated to any of our pantries or to our warehouse location at 503 S. Saginaw Rd. If you would like to leave a donation at the warehouse, please call 486-9393 to arrange a time for delivery or pickup. Many of our supporting churches will be collecting at this time. You can continue to bring your donations to your church collection site.