Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Brighton Ford Teams Up With Bountiful Harvest in Brighton

Bountiful Harvest Food Pantry is committed to helping the needy individuals and families of Livingston County.  It’s a great program that helps people in our community and surrounding areas!  Bountiful Harvest is a food pantry, where people can shop for groceries.  Bountiful Harvest is also a clothing closet, where people can shop for men's, women's and children's clothes.  They also serve hot meals on Fridays and Saturdays to make sure that everyone is fed.  Bountiful Harvest is all free for low income individuals and families, making sure no one goes hungry. 

Bountiful Harvest Food Pantry, in support of and in collaboration with human services agencies, area food banks and feeding America organizations, provides surplus, donated, and low-cost food and personal care items to people-in-need in Livingston County. Through the support and backing of both the members of our faith based family of churches and the broader community, we will fulfill our role with a sense of Christian love, compassion, and urgency to be a significant source of emergency food for the hungry.

Locally and internationally, Bountiful Harvest Inc. is a vocal advocate for the hungry and displaced. We do what is needed in order to help children and families in need.  No need is too small and no voice is too quiet to be heard.  We will devote the time and energy necessary to educate, advocate, and feed.

Bountiful Harvest Programs:

-Client-Choice Food Pantry Over 2500 families have become clients of the pantry. New families are added weekly due to the difficult times we are currently experiencing. The choice of food includes: frozen meat, dairy products, canned goods and fresh produce when in season. Also available are items such as toilet paper, toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, when available – babyfood, diapers, wipers, formula.

-Clothing Pantry The clothing pantry celebrated its 6th anniversary in November of 2016. We have been fortunate to supply clothing for newborn through adult sizes. The second Saturday of every November we have a Winter Coat Give-away (which includes hats, scarfs and gloves). We gave away over 500 coats this November.

-Christian Counseling

-Adult and Children’s Bible Studies

-Children’s Crafts Every Week

-Support Groups and Counseling

-Resource Navigator Help for those who need information on what help is available to them for specific needs, such as: utilities, gas cards, housing, etc

-SNAP Twice a month we have a SNAP coordinator available to help clients apply for the Bridge Card.

-Hot Breakfast Every Saturday Bountiful Harvest provides a hot breakfast for anyone in need. The breakfast includes scrambled eggs, sausage, pancakes or french toast, fruit, oatmeal, bagels, coffee and juice.

-Thanksgiving Meal Over 150 thanksgiving meals were provided to our clients thanks to the support of the community and volunteers. This includes a 14 pound turkey with all the fixings. Simply Fresh Market supplied organic vegetables, potatoes, etc.

-Christmas Meal We distributed 137 10 pound hams and 16 14 pound turkeys with all the fixins to our families for their Christmas dinner.

-Christmas Store Every Friday and Saturday during the month of December we offer our clients the ability to choose Christmas presents for their children. The children can go to a different room and select Christmas presents for their parents. We have a wrapping stations so that all gifts are wrapped and ready for under the tree. This was made possible through local merchants, community donations, schools and Newcomers Club of Livingston County.

-Connected Kidz Connected Kidz gives free laptop computers to children who qualify for the free lunch program. We have been targeting 5th graders to get them prepared for high school and their future. Jeff Hauk is the Creator and Acting Director of this program and is doing an awesome job.

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