(PHOTO OF HOPE & MAIN’s 2019 SCHOOLYARD TWILIGHT PARTY)
Since the pandemic took hold in Rhode Island, we felt that Hope & Main’s focus must be on restoring our local food system and providing food assistance for our neighbors in need.
In a few short months, we have helped dozens of entrepreneurs-- many displaced from the food industry-- to launch new businesses from our facility. A number of these fledgling businesses, in turn, prepared the thousands of free, nutritious meals that we distributed to our food insecure neighbors through the Nourish Our Neighbors program. This was only possible through the kindness and generosity of our community.
In years past the Schoolyard Twilight Party, our annual fundraiser, helped Hope & Main to raise vital funds to support our mission. But a 400+ person event was not possible in 2020! So we ask you to consider a gift in place of the $35 ticket to our annual fundraiser this year. For gifts of $70+ we will send you a yummy foodie freebie made exclusively for Hope & Main.
Thank you for believing in the power of our mission! Your generous gift enables us to help aspiring entrepreneurs recover their livelihoods. Your kindness enables us to address food insecurity and helps our community to pursue healthier lives.
Together we are rebuilding a stronger, more resilient food system for Rhode Island. Together we are bringing hope to Main Street.
P.S: If you make a gift today, please leave a "Hope Note" in the comment section of the giving form. We will share these notes of hope for our community with recipients of Hope & Main's Nourish Our Neighbors meals for the holidays. This year meals will be distributed to the East Bay Senior Centers and the Women's Resource Center for women and their children living in transitional housing. All notes are anonymous, but are sure to brighten someone's day!