Feed Hope

Feed Hope food collection will begin December 2 for Winter Break 2019!

60% of the children in Harlow neighborhood depend on free school meals, and their families struggle when school is on break. You can help!  Simply collect food items from the below list and bring to the Bertha Holt Elementary School office by the morning of Monday, December 16th.  Then, plan on coming to the Holt cafeteria the evening of Tuesday, December 17th at 6:30pm to join your community in packaging the food for our local schoolchildren in risk of hunger.  We’ll be packing two weeks-worth of food for approximately 80 students.  Please let us know you plan to attend by registering with the form at the right.

Needed food items are:

  • non-refrigerated milks
  • cups of fruit
  • granola bars
  • cereal boxes
  • cereal bars
  • fruit snacks or strips
  • boxes of crackers
  • pudding cups

100% of the food for this program comes from concerned neighbors like you, so please donate today!

Many thanks to Hearthstone Real Estate and their customers for providing the canned entrees and juice boxes this year! 

What is Feed Hope?

Feed Hope was born out of a desire of Harlow residents to empower each other to meet hunger needs in this neighborhood. A large number of students at our elementary school face food insecurity and depend daily upon the Federal free and reduced lunch program for help with breakfast and lunch during the school year. During the summer, Food For Lane County helps to provide lunches.

But what about weekends and holiday breaks? We found that there was no existing program providing for these children during those times. So while other kids looked forward to the holidays, many children in our neighborhood instead faced a period of wondering where their next meal would come from.

We endeavor to empower neighbors to directly fill this gap by donating, collecting, packaging and delivering enough food to replace breakfast and lunch throughout the long holiday breaks.  We gather volunteers together twice per year at the school to package donated food items for local students with food insecurity.  So far our efforts have provided over 25,000 meals to area children, and in 2013 helped Harlow Neighborhood win the incredible honor of National Neighborhood of the Year!

If you would like to get involved in caring for your community with Feed Hope and other initiatives, fill-out the form at the right and request to be added to our newsletter list.