OPERATION HELPING HAND NEEDS HELP FROM LOCAL BUSINESS COMMUNITY

February 15th, 2018

Operation Helping Hand (OHH) is the longest continuously operating food drive in Bucks County, collecting tons of non-perishable food each year for local pantries.

This is 52nd year for Operation Helping Hand and we have a lot to celebrate. This initiative is an amazing partnership between three dedicated organizations: Bucks County Opportunity Council; Inspire Federal Credit Union, and United Way of Bucks County. The group’s goal? To collect 66,000 lbs of nutritious non perishable food in March, 2018.

We’re also thrilled to announce that literally ever school district in Bucks County is part of Operation Helping Hand. School wide collections will be held on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Click here to see the flyer that is distributed to schools and students. Be sure to contact your child’s school to confirm that they are participating. If you need information about school drives, contact Danielle Bush at danielleb@uwbucks.org.

We need your help!

To make this drive truly successful, we need more businesses, offices, and community organizations to participate. By doing so, you’d be helping hungry people right in your local neighborhood, since this is a hyper–local drive. That means that the food you collect will go to the pantry closet to you.

Helping is really easy too.  You set your own food drive dates (although most people run drives for the 1-2 weeks directly prior to March 15). Then, designate someone from your team to deliver all the collected food directly to the pantry you are supporting. Wow! You will get to see in person how the pantry that you supported is changing people’s lives.

If you can’t hold a food drive, you can still help! You can donate to support OHH online. Your local food pantry will use the money to purchase the food they need most. Donate online or mail a check to UW Bucks, 413 Hood Blvd., Fairless Hills, PA 19030. Don’t forget to put “Operation Helping Hand “in the memo line.

 

For more information, visit www.uwbucks.org/ohh

 

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