Since 1989, countless people and organizations have helped us in many, many ways. Please take a few minutes to go back in time and thank the Volunteers who have given their time, treasure and talent to help feed the hungry throughout our nation.
COLLIER COUNTY HARVEST
Cover Girls…And Cover Boy!
Ingrid Parry, President of Collier County Harvest, and Michelle and Jim Paradis were featured on the cover of Neopolitan 50 Plus. The article focused on how Ingrid, Michelle, Jim and their hundreds of Volunteers are "Feeding The Hungry Without Money." Thanks for covering the tab for the hungry of Collier County!
Annual Dinner With Special Thanks To Northern Trust Bank!
The Collier County Harvest Annual Dinner was held on February 12, 2004 in Naples, Florida. The event included recognition of Northern Trust Bank for their 10 years of support. Thanks to everyone at Northern Trust Bank, we're glad we can count on you!
Farm Aid has supported U.S.A. Harvest since 2002. Big name acts have become personally involved in our fight including the likes of Willie Nelson, Neil Young, John Mellencamp, The Dave Matthews Band, Sheryl Crow, Brooks & Dunn, Darius Rucker and Hootie & The Blowfish, and Trick Pony. Thanks for the grassroots efforts!
The folks at GE say "We Bring Good Things To Life." And that proof is in their tireless efforts to raise over 55 tons of food. Thanks for the life that you bring to all of us GE!
GREATER PITTSBURGH FOOD BANK
These folks get our sincere thanks for developing paradigm-breaking ways to feed the hungry! They took it on their own initiative to gain an appropriation from the state of Pennsylvanian Legislature to dismiss Food Bank charges. Now, that's thinking outside of the box!
HEART OF ILLINOIS HARVEST
The People Of Peoria Prevail!
In Peoria, there is a dedicated organization feeding the hungry. Some of the exciting things they have been executing in their city include the establishment of a teenage Volunteer base and utilizing a local TV station's "Kids Count" program to get the message to the younger crowd. There are over 10,000 children living below the poverty line, and the Heart of Illinois Harvest Chapter is enlisting the help of the entire population to help those children, as well as the other hungry members of their community. In April of 2004, they established a food-donor relationship with Ruby Tuesday's Restaurants in the Metro area. Peoria is proving that they truly are the Heart of Illinois!
The special people at Hooters have kicked-in again in 2004 by raising over 16,000 pounds of food! They also are partnering with U.S.A. Harvest in some upcoming food-raising golf events. Long live the orange and white!
An Effort As Tall As The Redwoods!
In 2004, our friends in Redlands, California surpassed 8,000,000 pounds of food raised in the history of their organization. Now, that's a giant redwood-type effort!
What's Cooking? The Great Kentucky Harvest Grill Out!
In December 2004, Kentucky Harvest received donated meat products from several local meat suppliers. Celebrities from across the Metro area fired up grills at Steepleton's on Breckenridge Lane and Volunteers distributed the grilled meet to the less fortunate of Metro Louisville. Keep stoking the flames of food-raising!
The Kilns And Our Volunteers Were Both Fired Up!
Internationally famous Louisville Stoneware partnered with Kentucky Harvest to raise over 103,000 pounds of food in just one night! Notables and quotables from across the Commonwealth decorated pieces of Louisville Stoneware that were auctioned off to raise food for the hungry. Keep those food-raising fires burning!
Torbitt & Castleman Gets Saucy!
Torbitt & Castleman, a Louisville-based Food Distributor, has been kind enough to donate three pallets of Barbeque Sauce to Kentucky Harvest! If you lived down wind from Kentucky, you may have been lucky enough to catch a whiff of tasty barbeque sauce grilling on succulent meats at the Great Kentucky Grill Out Event! Unlike Pavlov's dog, you didn't need to hear a bell ring to start salivating!
LAS VEGAS HARVEST
Inaugural Florida Gold Cup Golf Tournament!
Mike Scully, the Head Golf Professional at The Forest Country Club, Austin Schanfeltner and countless other Volunteers held the first ever Florida Gold Cup in Las Vegas in 2004! Several thousand cans of food were raised to feed the hungry throughout the Las Vegas area. These guys make Vegas an odds-on favorite for one of our best Chapters of the year!
Salvation Is On The Way!
On March 15, 2004, Mr. Jim Klein of the Las Vegas harvest Chapter announced a new partnership with The Salvation Army to combine their efforts in raising food. Salvation, The Salvation Army that is, is on the way for the less fortunate of Las Vegas!
MEIJER FOODS & PLAY LIKE THE PROS
Meijer Foods, based in Grand Rapids, Michigan and Play Like The Pros, based in Cincinnati, Ohio, hosted a food-raising golf event in 2004 at the prestigious Valhalla Golf Club. Valhalla was the site for the 1996 and 2000 PGA Golf Championship, the 2004 Senior PGA Golf Championship and will host the 2008 Ryder Cup. Look for other golfing events around the country throughout the year that will be benefiting the hungry of our nation.