Food banks across North America are experiencing an increasing demand for food; the number of people who are turning to local food banks for survival is escalating. The holidays are a critical time for the thousands of people in our country who need help with food. Even people with jobs sometimes don’t have enough to cover all of their expenses, especially with increasing heating costs this time of year. Others have experienced natural disasters or are struggling with insurance deductibles, medical bills and multiple families under one roof. Litehouse Foods is a caring company that has stepped up and helped our communities with the increasing need.
Food banks in Litehouse Foods communities are grateful for the generous donations Litehouse provides regularly to their local food pantries. In Lowell, Michigan, home of a Litehouse production facility, Litehouse Foods has sent $40K to Flat River Outreach Ministries (FROM) a cooperative ministry of the churches in the area which operates a food pantry and a thrift store for those in need. In addition to generous donations to FROM, Litehouse Foods co-sponsored a food drive competition in Grand Rapids. Businesses in the north side compete with businesses on the south side to see who can gather the most food for the food bank. Litehouse Foods sponsored this unique and beneficial fundraiser.
In Hurricane, Utah, Litehouse Foods partnered with the Hurricane Valley Chamber of Commerce to sponsor the “Tee’d Off About Hunger” Gold Tournament, a benefit for the Utah Food Bank. The event, held at the Sky Mountain Golf Course August 17, 2013, was a huge success! View pictures here: "Tee'd Off About Hunger" Fundraiser Pictures In addition, Litehouse has donated over $50,000 of products to local Northwest food banks in the Sandpoint, Clark Fork, Priest River and Spokane areas. Employees in the Sandpoint office are sponsoring a facility drive to donate turkeys and canned goods; Litehouse has donated apple cider to be served at several food bank donation drives. We urge you to help out in your community too. FoodPantries.org and PantryNet.org are online listings of local food pantries around the nation. Visit their sites to look for a food bank in your area. We encourage you to volunteer and/or donate to help your local food pantry. Monetary contributions go a long way. In fact, every dollar you donate equates to three dollars in food due to subsidies. There is a tremendous need right now and your support will truly make a difference.