2014 Tournament of Hope scheduled for Monday, October 6th, 2014.

Come and join in the fun for the 2014 Tournament of Hope sponsored by the North Greenville Food Crisis Ministry. The tournament will be held on Monday, October 6th, 2014 at Furman University Golf Course. For more information on registration please contact us at 864-834-7342. On-site registration begins at 9am with a shotgun start at 10am. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

2014 Race to End Hunger

Results and Pictures of the event coming soon!!!

HONORING OUR VOLUNTEERS!!!


The Board of Directors for the North Greenville Food Crisis Ministry honors its volunteer’s each year with a luncheon as a small way of saying thank you for the many hours of work each volunteer contributes serving the needy in the Northern part of the county.  The luncheon was held at the Reedy River Fellowship Building adjacent to the Food Crisis Center in June 2014. Lunch was catered by M&M Enterprise.

A remembrance of the deceased volunteers for the preceding year is always a part of the program. In 2013 and 2014 two volunteers were lost to death.  Jackie Grogan and Alice Smith were remembered with a lighted candle and a recap of their years of service to the ministry by Karen Robertson, a former director serving when they were very active in our ministry.  Both of the deceased had family members present to receive a certificate of remembrance from the Board of Directors.

The Ministry has established an emeritus status for board members who have served ten or more years on the board of directors and no longer desire to be active, but prefers to remain as volunteers in the ministry.  Carolyn Crosby and William Sharpe received plaques in recognition of the number of years of service and as a small thank you for their invaluable time and efforts donated to the ministry.  Carolyn Crosby has served seventeen (17) years and Bill Sharpe eleven (11) years.  Their input and work has been vital to this ministry.

                       Marty, with his slight of hand tricks entertained the group with many acts of magic.  A magical theme was carried out in the decorations for the luncheon as well.

Another interesting and important part of the luncheon was a presentation to the ministry by Clyde Carr of $5,600.00 from his 47th annual charity golf tournament held in June at Rolling Green Golf Club.

A very hardy thank you to ALL volunteers of the North Greenville Food Crisis Ministry from the Board of Directors.  We appreciate all of you!                        

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To view the upcoming schedule of client classes, please look under the "More" Link and click on client class schedule!!

Forward Classes are a Hit

In order for clients to receive crisis assistance after the first initial time, they must attend three Forward classes in one year. Clients are provided with a schedule and the titles of each class at the beginning of every month. It is their choice what classes they choose to participate in. Some of our topics include eating healthy on a budget, diabetic cooking, low sodium tips, budgeting, parenting teens, food safety, and Employment tips for Greenville County Schools. Our classes are taught by dieticians, Nutrition experts, Counselors, Financial Planners, and Recruiters


Forward classes are designed specifically to provide information that will enable the client to move towards economic, healthy, financial, or relationship self-sufficiency.  This information can be used as a bridge to help these individuals build or rebuild hope for the future.


For more information please call us at 864-834-7342. Class schedules are provided under the MORE tab up above.


 

WEATHER CLOSING POLICY!!

The North Greenville Food Crisis Ministry follows the Greenville County School District losing policy for weather conditions. If the schools are closed, so are we. If there is a two hour delay then we will open at 10am. Should weather conditions be bad on a crisis funding day, funding will be distributed on the first day we resume regular schedule. Thank you.

TRHS Student Council Holds Record-Breaking Food Drive for NGFCM

Humbled by the generosity of the young people in our community. TRHS held a food drive that contributed 5500 pounds of food to our organization. This organization can feed those who are hungry for 1 month. We are humbled, blessed and proud to be a part of such wonderful hearts and giving hands. For me personally, this punctuates what I already know to be true. The younger generation of this community is one of character and compassion.

230 THANKGIVING MEALS PACKED AND DISTRIBUTED FOR LESS FORTUNATE INDIVIDUALS IN OUR COMMUNITY

On Sunday, November 17th, NGFCM received over 100 bags, decorated by the children of Travelers Rest United Methodist Church. These bags were filled with non-perishable foods and helped stock our shelves for the coming weeks.

 

The youth group from Reedy River Baptist Church worked diligently to fill over 230 bags with food for a traditional Thanksgiving Meal. Our ministry is truly blessed by the support of our community.

Finish-Strong Cyclist raises funds for NGFCM

Cyclist Justin Meade rode from Pickens, South Carolina to Knoxville, Tennessee on Friday, October 18th to raise funds for NGFCM's utility crisis assistance program. His journey through the Blue Ridge Parkway ended up being a total of 165 miles and 17,000 feet of climb. Our ministry is beyond blessed to have such wonderful support  from the Finish-Strong organization along with individuals such as Justin. We look forward to following him on his next adventure.

Visit their website at www.finish-strong.org

 

 

 

PROJECT BUNDLE UP!!!

Its time to go through those closets and get out all of the old blankets, coats, scarves, gloves, and boots. Many people are in need of these items to stay warm during the winter months, and I hear it's going to be quite chilly in this neck of the woods!!! Drop your donations by soon!!!