We are dedicated to eliminating hunger in Forsyth County by feeding and aiding the hungry – children, elderly, working poor, and homeless – serving with integrity and respect
To gather perishable food that would otherwise go to waste and deliver to local food ministries that provide food to the hungry
What We Do:
We seek to eliminate hunger in Forsyth County. We do this by supporting churches and other organizations operating food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and other outreach programs to the hungry in Forsyth County.
Our primary initiative is Food Rescue.
We depend on financial support from corporations, governmental agencies, other nonprofit organizations, and individual contributors. We are an IRS recognized 501(c)3 non-profit, and all contributions are tax deductible.
What is Food Rescue:
Food Rescue or Food Recovery is the practice of safely collecting perishable food from restaurants, grocery stores, catering services, and bakeries that would otherwise go to waste, and distributing it to food pantries, soup kitchens, and shelters for distribution to the hungry.
According to the U.S EPA, in 2010 over 33 million tons of food was thrown away. We seek to recover the perfectly safe and edible food and make it available to those of our neighbors who need it most.
Americans Throw Away 40 Percent of our Food Every Day! - The AtlanticWire article August 22, 2012 read more...
Who Are These Hungry Folks?
We continually get questions about the people we serve in our efforts to eliminate hunger in our community. read more...
Why We Do It:
We received rolls last night and every roll was taken by our families. We served 95 families and sent 16 bags of groceries for home delivery.
Thanks you for your support!!!!
Barbara Gordon - St. Joseph Food Pantry
The generous will themselves be blessed,
for they share their food with the poor. Proverbs 22:9
John answered, “Anyone who has two shirts should share with the one who has none, and anyone who has food should do the same.” Luke 3:11
"But the one who does not know and does things deserving punishment will be beaten with few blows. From everyone who has been given much, much will be demanded; and from the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked." Luke 12:48
If we can conquer space, we can conquer childhood hunger. - Buzz Aldrin
Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed. - Dwight D. Eisenhower
Why should there be hunger and deprivation in any land, in any city, at any table, when man has the resources and the scientific know-how to provide all mankind with the basic necessities of life? There is no deficit in human resources. The deficit is in human will. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
When a poor person dies of hunger, it has not happened because God did not take care of him or her. It has happened because neither you nor I wanted to give that person what he or she needed. - Mother Teresa
When people were hungry, Jesus didn't say, "Now is that political, or social?" He said, "I feed you." Because the good news to a hungry person is bread. - Desmond Tutu
"We might not be able to change the world. We might not be able to change our country or even our state, but we can make a significant difference in this county" - Adrienne Sipe, Board of Directors Chairperson, Feed the Hungry Forsyth, Inc.