Thursday, September 21, was our Fall Banquet and it was a huge success. It started by selling out 3 weeks in advance and everything just kept getting better and better. We had 75 tables in a room full of 500 people eager to learn about Blessings of Hope and how to get involved. The evening was packed with fellowship, information, connection and most of all Seeds of Hope. We heard from one of our donors, Brent Stoltzfus whose family has been giving and serving with us for more than a decade. There were videos showing outreaches with 3 of our inner-city partners, prompting moments of silence so quiet, you could have heard a pin drop. Aaron Fisher told the story of Blessings of Hope past and present, then David Lapp gave the staggering national statistics surrounding food deserts and food insecurity. He ended with an appeal to join the army of believers uniting to use food to reach the world around us. The entire evening was informational, inspiring and encouraging.
All totaled with the silent auction, sponsors and gifts, we raised more than $60,000 toward feeding the hungry and planting Seeds of Hope. There were opportunities to make Outreach and Foundation Partnership monthly commitments. If you were unable to attend, you can still become involved as an OSF partner. Click the link to donate or to become one of our monthly Outreach Support Fund partners. We cannot thank you enough for making it possible to change lives by planting Seeds of Hope.
Blessings of Hope would also like to shout a huge thank you to everyone who worked so tirelessly to make our Fall Banquet a triumph. We could not do what we do without our faithful staff and volunteers. We all hope to see you next year.
Blessings of Hope