June 2020
Vol. 5 No. 4
"He who has a generous eye will be blessed, for he gives of his bread to the poor." Proverbs 22:9

COVID19 Pandemic Update
COVID-19 has impacted the world and changed the way we do things in every area of our lives. Though it was decided early to close the Food Kitchens, the focus shifted to adapting processes that would keep the Food Warehouse accessible to clients in a way that was safe for all. It is such a blessing that the Food Warehouse has served a steady number of clients twice monthly since the pandemic started. We are thankful for God's grace to maintain the safety of our clients and volunteers.
Thank you to our Community Partners!

Thank you to Kim Gardner on behalf of State Farm Insurance "Good Neighbor Relief Program" presenting a check to NHN this month.We are continuously blessed by our local business partners!

On April 30, NHN received a generous amount of fresh romaine lettuce from Sweet Briar College's Lisa Powell . We are so grateful for the fresh vegetables coming our way this summer!
A huge shout out to Thomas Road Baptist Church ! On June 2, they gave NHN over 145 boxes of food items that included chicken patties and cheese for our clients. They were an efficient group with hearts to make a difference in our community!
Thank you to Girl Scout Troop 1315 for donating their Girl Scout cookies! Tiffany and Caitlin Baxter are examples of young people in our community who have learned at an early age how to bless and serve others. Way to go!
A shout out to partners, the Master Gardeners , for sharing the bounty of their fresh produce with NHN. Our clients appreciate the access to fresh, healthy vegetables!
Thank you to Becky from Lowe's Customer Service in Madison Heights for rolling out the 250 face masks for NHN clients and volunteers. Once again, our business partners show support for our community!
Neighbors Helping Neighbors appreciates our community for the many ways they support our mission.

  • Thank you to the Bank of the James for donating money to purchase bread for our warehouse distribution back in April.
  • A shout out to the Amherst County Women's Club for donating food and personal care items in May!
We Need Your Help!
NHN is in need of dozen count egg cartons . They can be dropped off at the Food Warehouse on Mitchell Bell Road. There are plastic containers for donations at the front entrance.
Volunteer Testimonials
This year we began sharing testimonials from our volunteers about what the volunteer experience means to them. This month we are sharing a few short statements from volunteers.

"As a member of a small church, volunteering connects me with the larger church community in Amherst and I am blessed by seeing what God is doing in our vicinity."
Maggie Brockman

"I really enjoy helping others...I SEE THE NEED... the rewards I receive are unbelievable...NHN is my first priority...thank you for allowing me to be a part of this and doing the LORD'S WORK...the friends I've made are a true blessing.." John Mann

"I enjoy cooking and am happy to prepare meals for our guests. This is the highlight of the first Thursday each month at Ascension Church in Amherst which provides a place for our meals. So fortunate to work with great volunteers there. Our guests are very appreciative of the meals." Jean Thacker

The 2020 Vision is a Can-Do Spirit that starts with volunteering. Volunteering begins by clicking this link https://www.nhnamherst.org/volunteer-with-neighbors-helping-neighbors