Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Hall County Rotarians Partner in Fundraiser to Feed Hungry in North Georgia

In partnership with the Gainesville (GA) Housing Authority, the Rotary Club of Hall County, Georgia visited the Georgia Mountain Food Bank on July 29, 2016, to paint decorative bowls that will be kiln fired and exchanged for donation at the 2016 food bank fundraiser to feed the North Georgia area hungry.  The event will be held in September at the First Baptist Church of Gainesville, Georgia. This project is one of the Georgia Mountain Food Bank's most popular projects.

The Georgia Mountain Food Bank's mission is to address hunger, health and quality of life by serving those in need throughout the entire North Georgia Region.  The food bank provides a vital link between sources of food supplies and hardworking community-based partner agencies, like our Rotary Club, who help get the food into the hands of families and individuals who need it. 

Volunteers from the Rotary Club of Hall County annually contribute to the food bank’s fundraiser by offering beautifully decorated hand-painted bowls to be exchanged for funds in the event. Other bowls are collected from some of Georgia's most well-known personalities and those who are very talented, but not yet famous. 

Partners with the Gainesville (GA) Housing Authority also proudly provided youth whose groups were representatives of the Harrison Square Apartments, Atlanta Street Apartments and Melrose Apartments to assist in the bowl-painting project.  These young people are indicative of the emerging leaders within public housing.  They were selected for their outstanding influence among their peers. Each actively takes part in mentoring others in the community, by volunteering and promoting peace and education. 

For more information on the GHA, visit their website at:   Gainesville Housing Authority.

You may also learn more about the Empty Bowl Luncheon by visiting the website of the Georgia Mountain Food bank at:  Georgia Mountain Food Bank.

The Rotary Club of Hall County invites you to also drop by our website for information on future events:  The Rotary Club of Hall County.

District Governor Kim Waters shows how it's done.

-  Submitted by Hall County Rotary Club President Ralph Taylor

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