Generous Hands Accomplishments 2015-2016

  1. Purchased $11,752.00 worth of food for the Friday packs from the Food Bank of South Central Michigan in Battle Creek.
  2. Bought an additional $12,227.00 worth of food for Friday packs from Sam's Club and Meijers.
  3. Reimbursed $55,979.00 worth of vouchers for bread, eggs, milk, fruit and vegetables purchased by Vicksburg Generous Hands families at our local Family Fare Supermarket (this is double the amount from the previous year!).
  4. Paid $3110.00 to vendors at the 2016 Vicksburg Farmers' Market for the purchase of fruit, vegetables, meat and cheese by the Generous Hands families enrolled in our summer program.
  5. Partnered with South County Community Services to host the Strengthening Families Community Picnic in May 2016.
  6. Partnered with South County Community Services and Bubs 73 to hold the 9th annual Backpack Bonanza in August 2016.
  7. Had 878 adults and 437 youth volunteers who logged over 2042 hours at Generous Hands.
  8. Received over 10,235 pounds of food and 1332 pounds of non-food donations from the community.
  9. Participated in the 2016 Vicksburg Community Tailgate event.
  10. Hosted the 4th Annual Fall Extravaganza, raising over $8000 for our Farmer's Market Voucher Program.