Hoover Helps Hunger Challenge

October 25, 2017 Michael Panik
Originally posted on About Town. Hoover Helps is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is actively engaged with school leaders, churches, businesses and other organizations to help align community resources. The organization hosted its 3rd Annual Hunger Challenge at Spain Park High School. The funds raised through the event were used to support programs that support
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3rd Annual Hunger Challenge

September 19, 2017 Michael Panik
Thank you to the Hoover and Spain Park fans for making our 3rd Annual Hunger Challenge our BIGGEST success yet!  The Spain Park Jags jumped to a quick lead on the donation board for the “Compassion Competition.” Jags held the lead the entire game in the Hunger Challenge until late in the game.   The last few
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Special Thanks

August 11, 2017
We appreciate the support of our community partners that are committed to helping support our children.  The money donated by Walmart will help us continue to support and expand feeding initiatives in Hoover.  “Walmart and the Walmart Foundation help communities through donation of cash grants, and Walmart’s donation of products, to organizations that help individuals and
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Thank you

June 13, 2017
Thank you to The Community Foodbank of Central Alabama, Hoover CNP, Middle Schoolers Unite, Greater Birmingham Ministries, Helena middle school cheerleaders, youth from Shades Mountain Baptist Church, Hoover faculty and many other volunteers for making today a great day. We served 50 families at Gwin Elementary with boxes of food and fresh produce. We also
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Thank you!

May 9, 2017
The community continues to rally around the children in our community that need support. Thank you to Mayor Brocato and the Hoover City Council for providing a grant to Hoover Helps. The funds will be used to fund and expand current feeding initiatives and create new feeding programs that will help children in Hoover that are
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Special Thanks

January 23, 2017 Michael Panik
Hoover Helps wants to recognize and thank two special groups that helped 30 Hoover families over the holidays. Hoover Primary Care, offices of Jody Gilstrap M.D. and Dorothy Hughes M.D., collected non-perishable food items that were delivered to 30 families in Hoover for the Thanksgiving holiday.  The staff, with support of Baptist Health Centers Hoover,
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Thank you for making 2016 an outstanding year!

January 23, 2017 Michael Panik
You helped address food insecurity in Hoover. Your support made a huge difference in 2016! We will continue to eliminate childhood hunger in Hoover – we are well on our way! Hoover Helps is a 501(c)3 non-profit and our mission is to help meet the basic needs of the children in Hoover. As you know,
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Thank you!

September 26, 2016 Michael Panik
I wanted to let you know that our fundraiser was a huge success. It was help again this year at the Hoover vs. Spain Park football game. As you reported, our goals last year was to raise $1,000 per school but instead raised $4,281. This year our goal was to raise $5,000 and we raised
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Organization raising funds for needy students in Hoover schools

August 18, 2016 Michael Panik
by SHEREA HARRIS August 5, 2016 A special food program for students in the Hoover City School system is in need of funds. The program was created last year when it was determined there are lots of students in Hoover who are not getting enough to eat at home. “There is hunger in Hoover,” said Melinda
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Growing program still needs help to feed kids

August 3, 2016 Michael Panik
It may be difficult for some people to fathom in a city where the median household income is $76,000, but there are still children in Hoover who don’t have enough to eat. Hoover Helps, a nonprofit group formed in February 2015 to help battle hunger among children, has worked with Hoover school officials to identify
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Prince of Peace provides food-filled “backpacks” to students in need

April 8, 2016 Michael Panik
by ERICA TECHO March 18, 2016 Prince of Peace Catholic Church is pairing up with Hoover Helps to provide food to Simmons Middle School students on the weekends. Other area churches and the Hoover Crescent Islamic Center have worked with Hoover Helps to support the elementary schools, and Prince of Peace is the first church to
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C.A.R.E. Service Club

February 23, 2016 Michael Panik
Thanks to the C.A.R.E. Service Club for putting bags of personal items together and donating them to one of our Hoover schools. Over 100 items were purchased and packaged by this great group of girls. The donations will make a huge difference to many children. Thank you girls for your support. The C.A.R.E. Service Club
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New Program Offers Dinner for Students

January 18, 2016 Michael Panik
BEGINNING NOVEMBER 2 This federally funded initiative will begin next week and is open to all. Any child 18 and under can eat at no charge. Adults may purchase a meal for $4. Dinner includes an entree, fruit, vegetable, and milk. Click here to view the November menu. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 4:30 -5:30
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Football fans donate to Hoover Helps

October 27, 2015 Michael Panik
by SYDNEY CROMWELL October 27, 2015 A young Hoover Bucs fan donates to help students at area schools receive food through Hoover Helps. As Spain Park charged to its historic win over Hoover on Oct. 1, fans from both sides of the stadium donated to make sure every child in Hoover has enough to eat.
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Hoover Helps to Host Fundraiser at Hoover-Spain Park Game

September 28, 2015 Michael Panik
by SYDNEY CROMWELL September 28, 2015 Hoover Helps founder Greg Bishop is hoping some friendly competition will help make sure Hoover students aren’t going hungry. The organization, which partners with local businesses and religious organizations to provide weekend meals for food-insecure students, is holding its first fundraiser at Thursday’s Hoover-Spain Park football game. Hoover Helps
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Feeding Hoover

August 5, 2015 Michael Panik
Photo by Keith McCoy Rocky Ridge Elementary School Principal Dr. Dil Uswatte and Riverchase United Methodist Church Associate Pastor Tyler Christiansen are partnering up to launch a weekend backpack program at the elementary school this fall. For Rocky Ridge Elementary School Principal Dil Uswatte, one childhood memory stands out vividly. She was in second grade
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Alabama kids

July 27, 2015 skip
“Too many Alabama kids – 26.7 percent – are food insecure, meaning one in four struggle with hunger.” Click here to read article.
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RIVERCHASE UMC HOOVER CREATES PARTNERSHIP

June 16, 2015 skip
RIVERCHASE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH IN HOOVER CREATES A PARTNERSHIP WITH ROCKY RIDGE ELEMENTARY TO START A WEEKEND BACKPACK MINISTRY FOR THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR.  THIS WILL HELP CHILDREN WITHOUT FOOD TO EAT ON THE WEEKENDS. “With a free and reduced lunch rate of 48%, we know there is a need for meal assistance.  The signs
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