Hope Fest 4 Hunger HELPS!
What is Hope Fest 4 Hunger?
Hope Fest 4 Hunger is a Multi-cultural dance event supporting Greensboro Urban Ministry and A Simple Gesture.
Why Did We Start Hope Fest?
The levels of hunger in Guilford County are considered Extreme with Guilford County still one of the top 10 cities in the country with the most food insecurities. In fact, 1 in 4 children in our county are food insecure, meaning they don’t know where their next meal will come from. The national avg. is 1 in 7 so that really proves the continued crisis in Guilford County.
Local food pantries have reported more than a 24% increase in the number of families requesting assistance just in the first 6 months of 2022, And 26% of these families were new clients who had never used a food pantry before.
This ongoing crisis led members of First Lutheran Church to start Hope Fest 4 Hunger 5 years ago, which has now grown into a community-based team. The goal of Hope Fest is to celebrate diversity and community while raising money for hunger with 100% of proceeds staying local.
In the past 5 years, Hope Fest has raised $128,500, which has significantly impacted our community and hunger programs.
Who Does Hope Fest Benefit?
Hope Fest benefits 2 of our main food partners in Guilford County….
Greensboro Urban Ministry (GUM), serves over 2,000 households each month with their choice food pantry and 400-500 people per day at Potter’s house.
AND A Simple Gesture (ASG), provides food and partners with over 50 different food pantries and programs in Guilford County, including Out of the Garden, Back pack beginnings, and Second Harvest Food Bank just to name a few.
How Can You Partner To Help End Hunger?
You can donate by visiting our donation page.
You can become an event Sponsor. Just click the button to visit our sponsor page.
You can donate or purchase raffle tickets for the day of the event.
You can donate or bid on Auction items starting Feb. 1st, online.
You can invite friends and neighbors to join you at the Hope Fest event on Feb. 18th at the Carolina Theatre for an amazing dance festival (doors open a 1:00 PM and dance performances 2-4 PM).