Happy Holiday Season!
Our first Harvest Open House was held at the pantry in Mid-October. I am happy to say, it was a huge success. A big shout out to everyone who helped make it a memorable event. There is nothing like hosting an event in house. Everyone knows, things must be cleaned, organized, tossed, and painted. Our new garden space was also tidied up! I must say we looked pretty good!
Happy Summer Everyone. One day it is 90 degrees, and then 68! That is weather in Michigan…very uncertain. Just like this past year!
As our families continue to face uncertainty, one thing is certain, Read full post
Here we are well into the start of 2021. What a crazy year 2020 was. At times things were difficult, challenging, and INSPIRING! I am now looking towards Spring 2021 with new hope and excitement.
I would like to express my gratitude to everyone who offered support during 2020. We continue to have volunteers who work in the building, restocking, and packing food, and volunteers who pick up product. Read full post
I love this time of year! The cool crisp autumn days and beautiful fall colors refresh my soul.
I am thankful to live in Michigan where we embrace and celebrate the change of seasons. Read full post
Dear Neighbors, Friends, and Community,
It is hard to believe that we have been working under our Covid conditions for 17 weeks. Spring is gone and we are now deep into summer.
We long for normalcy, however we know that normal will look very different in the weeks and months to come.
The Green Apple is taking back volunteers on a scheduled basis. If you are interested in helping us feed our neighbors please contact Yoli via email (at firstname.lastname@example.org).
As we move forward towards a new normal, The Green Apple is working hard to ensure that we stay healthy and are able to meet the needs of our neighbors.
We have established a new policy for checking in our neighbors and the distribution of food to those who have a need. This will be a fluid process and we will make mistakes along the way; things may change many times before we get it right.
We would like to thank everyone who attended, donated to, and volunteered at our first ever Women’s Event! The Green Apple and I Support The Girls served 81 women with 1,627 menstrual products and 172 bras, and 264 pairs of underwear. Read full post
First lets start with our new name. As many of you already know we are now using the name The Green Apple. The board applied to the State of Michigan last summer to do business as The Green Apple and we have their ap- proval. The reasoning was that The Pantry was too specific for our community. We wanted a name that included all of the services and programs we provide. Since the green apple was in our logo it seemed to be the obvious choice. The board is currently working with a free lance artist to make the necessary changes. We plan to keep the green and orange color scheme and will have new brochure and stationery by the first of February.
Food Fight Friday took place on October 25 at East Kentwood High School. This is our second year receiving generous donations from Food Fight Fridays organized by Fox 17 news.
Thank you to all students and staff who participated in this annual event. The East Kentwood High School Community collected over 3,000 pounds of food for The Green Apple. This was a friendly competition between local High Schools, but it is clearly a winning opportunity for our neighbors. Read full post
I would like to personally thank everyone who joined us for our First Annual Harvest Dinner. What an enjoyable evening! In the past this event was held as a Harvest Luncheon, but due to the success this year, this event will continue as a Harvest Dinner. Read full post