AREA 10 ADVENT FOCUS
This Advent our goal is to raise $40,000 to purchase and pack 40,000 meals through Generosity Feeds.
Generosity Feeds in a non-profit organization that mobilizes communities to provide meals for children and families who are struggling with hunger in their area. They bring businesses, churches, and schools together to package meals that go directly back to their community.
We’ll distribute the meals through our local community partners, schools and FeedMore. The exciting thing about this project is it won't end with our Advent offering and packing. There will be many on-going opportunities to be challenged, invite friends and engage with our city.
Fighting Hunger With Generosity Feeds
OUR UNREASONABLE GOAL: No person goes to bed hungry in Richmond
MAJOR HURDLE: The issue of hunger in Richmond is very complex. During Advent, A10 is raising awareness of food deserts, one of the major components that furthers hunger in our community.
Food deserts are communities in which it is difficult to buy or access affordable or good-quality fresh food. For example, the USDA defines it as a place where individuals have no car and no supermarket within a mile.
OUR ACTION: Raise awareness and money to pack meals and distribute them through community partnerships.
We know this project only meets a temporary need. Our hope is to educate and move people into service to fight for long term solutions in order to achieve our Christ-driven, unreasonable goal that no individual goes to bed hungry in Richmond.
On January 5 & 6, we’ll be packaging over 40,000 meals at Henderson Middle School. We hope to bring hundreds of people together to collaborate on this effort. During the two days, we’ll need over 750 volunteers to accomplish our goal. We hope that businesses, non-profit organizations, churches, schools and individuals will come and join us through this act of service.
Sign up as a group, business, family or individual at GenerosityFeedsRVA.org. Children ages 3 and up are welcome to participate with their families.
All packaged meals will be distributed though organizations and schools in our communities.
WAYS TO GIVE TO ADVENT OFFERING
- Give online to Advent Offering fund.
- Mail in a donation (2820 W Cary St, RVA 23221) Write ADVENT in the memo line.