Could there be an easier way to fill the food pantries in Bucks County, sensitize students about the existing need of assistance and create a sense of caring in our community all at once? I think not. Operation Helping Hand is a one day non-perishable food collection that takes place in schools across the county and benefits a network of over 10 food pantries.
Originating in 1961 by the United Steelworkers of America and held every year in March since 1974, United Way of Bucks County coordinates this important event. “Holding Operation Helping Hand in March is very important because food donations rise around the holidays and then drop off shortly after”, says Danielle Bush, Community Impact Assistant. Danielle works closely with the schools to ensure that they are following the food guide which designates which grades are to bring in which kind of food item. Financial contributions are also welcome as a donation of only $10-$15 can feed a family of four.
For more information, check out the 2013 Info Guide: Operation Helping Hand 2013