News

A Mural by the Lake City Leaders

A group of local students from Lake City Leaders recently painted a beautiful mural in our food bank breezeway where clients gather on food distribution days.  Lake City Leaders is an organization that teaches leadership and service, and we are…

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Cooking Matters

Hunger Intervention Program (HIP) is holding Cooking Matters at the Mcdermott Place on the second floor above North Helpline.  Designed to help people learn how to shop for and cook healthy meals within a budget, Cooking Matters is a nationally…

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Rewards of Service: Gratitude and Banana Bread

My name is AnnaJoy, and I am the Volunteer Coordinator at North Helpline.  In addition to managing and scheduling some 2,500 hours of volunteer power in order to distribute over 120,000 pounds of food every month, I oversee our home…

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Empty Bowls Wrap Up

This year’s annual fundraiser Empty Bowls celebrated our wonderful community and North Helpline’s mission.  Over 300 people attended, receiving handcrafted bowls, listening to live music, and enjoying seven kinds of soups provided by local businesses.  People caught up with each…

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Donors

Making spirits bright

Dear Friends, At a recent focus group one of our clients who is a parent of four, Maria, shared what it is like to have to visit the food bank during the holiday season: “At Christmas I try not to…

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Fundraising & Donations

Turkey Drives give extra push needed for Thanksgiving holiday

Each year North Helpline organizes Turkey Drives to ensure that enough holiday foods like stuffing, sweet potatoes, cranberries, and turkey will be available to go around to food bank visitors’ tables for their holiday celebrations. Traditionally the two drives are…

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