REALTORSŪ Hope for Hunger
WHAT IS REALTORS® HOPE FOR HUNGER?
REALTORS® Hope for Homeless was established in 2012 by the REALTOR® Association of Southern Kentucky, with the purpose of helping poverty stricken and homeless children, individuals, and families in our community by collecting non-perishable foods, toiletries, and money.
Since the conception of this event, our focus has made a minor shift. In 2020, we changed the event’s name to REALTORS® Hope for Hunger in order to reflect that shift. While we are still concerned with homelessness in our area, we have partnered with the schools in our service area to assist in fighting hunger and food insecurities by helping to feed hungry children and their families.
REALTORS® and Business Partners will sleep in tents during this 3-day event collecting items, donations, and bringing awareness to hunger and food insecurities from Friday, April 23rd - Sunday, April 25th, 2021 regardless of the weather conditions.
WHO BENEFITS FROM THIS EVENT?
Many of the summer food programs for children stop with the end of the school year, like the local “backpack” program, which provides a child with meals during the weekends throughout the school year. The majority of the food collected by REALTORS® Hope for Hunger is donated to local School Resource Centers, which amounts to 30+ schools in Bowling Green/Warren County, and countless others in Allen, Butler, Edmonson, Logan and Simpson Counties for their summer food program. Most of the food is then distributed directly by one of the Family Resource Coordinators visiting the homes of these children during the summer.
HOTEL, INC strives to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness and to build self-sufficient households. It’s staff and volunteers develop innovative programs to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of clients, so that they might break free from cycles of poverty and homelessness. REALTORS® Hope for Hunger provides financial support that aids HOTEL, INC to keep the Manna Mart pantry stocked in order to keep local families fed.
OUR GOAL? 1,000,000 SERVINGS OF FOOD!
(AT LEAST $45,000 IN MONETARY DONATIONS)
WHAT ARE WE ASKING FROM YOU?
We are asking for your sponsorship!
If you would like to be a sponsor of the 2021 REALTORS® Hope for Hunger event, please return the pledge form and payment to Terry by March 15th.
Another way to contribute to this event is to set-up a collection bin (or bins) in your business during the month of April to collect food. Please contact Terry at the REALTOR® Association at (270) 781-1623 or Terry@RaskRealtors.com and let her know by March 1st if you are electing to help this way.
Thank you in advance for your support!
Brooke Vinson Laura Oliver
Chair, REALTORS® Community Service Vice-Chair, REALTORS® Community Service