THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT
FROM YEAR TO YEAR
Most of us are happy to have 2020 in our rearview mirror, but honestly, many of its challenges, as they relate to hunger, are going to continue to be a part of the narrative for 2021. One good thing about the year-that-shall-not-be-named is that the long-standing issue of hunger in America is now in the national spotlight. Hunger is often highlighted during the holidays, but it’s actually a year-round national crisis. Now that hunger is in the headlines, we must help fill the immediate need, while also creating long-lasting changes.
There isn’t a vaccine for hunger, so it will take us all working together to make this a better year for our food-insecure neighbors. When it comes to fighting hunger, don’t forget that YOU ARE ESSENTIAL!
We can’t be sure of how everything will play out in 2021, but we are certain of a few things:
Unemployment and underemployment will remain.
Inequities in food access will still exist.
People will continue to turn to the FCOC for help.
The FCOC WILL be there for our community, just like it has since 2007.
As we move forward, let’s bring with us the biggest lesson learned last year: we can achieve incredible feats when we work together! You answered our call for help time and time again and it’s this unwavering support that keeps us going.
As opportunities to be a part of the solution present themselves this year, we encourage you to act upon them because there is still a lot left to do.
What do you say? Let’s roll up those sleeves, pull up those bootstraps and get to work!
FROM THE FCOC PROGRAM MANAGER...
On behalf of the Southern Care Hospice Services, Theresa Faith, Director of Operations, brought in a check to go toward feeding our hungry neighbors. She told us the story about how the Southern Care Hospice Nurses collected money to donate to FCOC during Nurses Month. I have always known that people in health care to have giving hearts, but it is incredibly humbling to know that these nurses traded their recognition for a amazing act of kindness.
Employees from Foresters Granting Program, lead by Tom Hutson, Past President of the Michigan Regional Chapter, prepared 40 boxes of nonperishable items and personal care products which we received for distribution to our clients. These basic items are so important to people in need when food is the top priority. Thank you to everyone who took part of supplying the FCOC with such a tremendous gift!!!
THANK YOU GARRETT!
Garrett Schaibly finished his Eagle Scout projects for FCOC.
We are so proud and blessed to have them on our porch!
WE ARE THANKFUL
TO HELP THOSE IN NEED
HERE ARE JUST A FEW OF THEIR STORIES...
We are thankful for all of the wonderful volunteers that serve at FCOC. Here are just a few of the many friendly and caring volunteers that you will see here.