“The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.” - Proverbs 22:9
Help Feed Hungry Families in Spartanburg
Many people in our community suffer from hunger and food insecurity. COVID-19 has dramatically increased that need. Ruth’s Gleanings is on a mission to put healthy food on the table of hungry families.
Our ministry is now distributing over 20,000 pounds of fresh produce each month, filling empty shelves at food pantries and feeding over 600 families through our FoodShare program. Demand for our FoodShare boxes has more than doubled, and our distribution has increased four-fold since February. To keep up with these increasing demands, we need to raise $25,000.
Your financial support will help us keep up with the growing need for fresh, nutritious food in the Spartanburg area. There are two ways you can help!
1 – Make a donation! A $50 contribution helps fill 10 boxes of FoodShare. Every donation has a meaningful and immediate impact for people facing hardship.
2 – Become a gleaner to multiply your impact! To increase the amount of food we can distribute, we are encouraging supporters, known as Gleaners, to become a personal fundraiser. Do this by rallying your family, friends and networks to make financial gifts. You can choose to raise any amount. Raising $250 allows us to distribute over 1,000 pounds of fresh produce to the empty shelves at a food pantry. Signing up is easy, just click the “become a gleaner” button below this message. With your support, we can meet the growing need for food in our community.
"May the Lord repay you for what you have done. May you be richly rewarded by the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge". Ruth 2:12
What is a gleaner? Gleaning is an ancient biblical command that forms the backdrop for the book of Ruth. It is God’s way of taking care of the poor, the foreigners, the widows and the orphans. The definition of ‘gleanings’ is the remnant of the harvest left behind to be gathered by those in need. In the book of Ruth, extra bundles of barley were specifically left for Ruth for her to have an abundant measure.
As a Gleaner, we are asking you to rally your family, friends and networks around our cause by sharing your passion for feeding the hungry and asking them for financial support. We have made it easy to set up a fundraising page to share with family and friends. Click the link above "Become a Gleaner" and it will take you to a fundraising page you can personalize. We'll be sending you an email with instructions on building your personal fundraising page and a host of tools; incuding an email template to send to your family and friends.
May God bless your efforts as you gather your friends and family!