One Week Until Operation Helping Hand

March 4th, 2015

ohh imageOperation Helping Hand is on Wednesday, March 11, which means it’s just a week away!

This county-wide food drive is a big help to Bucks County pantries as holiday donations have dropped off and resources are dwindling. Based in Bucks County school districts, the OHH Food Drive collected 46,906 pounds of food last year – that’s the weight of two school busses!

Check this out to see just how big of an impact OHH had on Bucks County last year:

Operation Helping Hand 2014: By the Numbers

Number of schools that collected over 1,000 pounds: 6
Number of schools that collected over 500 pounds of food: 18
Top collection location: Palisades High School (4,837 pounds)
Total dollars donated: $1,132
Total pounds of food donated: 46,906
Number of pantries and agencies benefitting from OHH: 12

Last year, these pantries served almost 200,000 people, up 25% from last year. We want to make sure these people are getting what they need, so we’re increasing our goal too: we want to collect 57,000 pounds of food.

We know that’s huge, but we believe in Bucks County. Help us reach our goal by making sure your school is participating, then checking the flyer to see what items your grade should provide. Add it to the grocery list, and just make sure the food gets to school next Wednesday, March 11!

Running low on time? You can also make a financial contribution by making a check out to United Way of Bucks County, memo line “Operation Helping Hand.” Checks can be mailed to 413 Hood Blvd, Fairless Hills PA 19428.

We can’t wait to see what Bucks County can do in 2015. Want more information about Operation Helping Hand? Click here.

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