Dedicated donors a big help to Harvest of Hope

On behalf of all the agencies and the families that they serve, Harvest of Hope (HOH) would like to thank the many businesses, groups, and individuals that have supported our ministry this year through the donation of food, monetary gifts, and in-kind services. At the risk of leaving someone out, I’d like to thank the following donors:

Food donations: Food 4 Less, Kroger, Giant Eagle, Marietta Memorial Hospital, Broughton Foods, Witten Farm Markets, Big Lots, Lane’s Orchard, L. E. Huck and Sons, Marietta and Warren Schools, Levee House, Washington Electric Cooperative, Marietta Lions Club, American Legion Post 64, Churchtown Knights of Columbus and Parkersburg Motorcycle Club,.

Financial donations: United Way of Washington County, Eramet, Chevron, Dominion Gas, Christ United Methodist Church; supporting our community garden program-Theisen/ Brock, William Adams, Buell and Sipe, Gary Frye, McCauley/Webster/ Emrick, Randy Burnworth, Marietta Community Foundation – J. Francis and Lillian Strecker-Smith Fund, Karl D. and Anna Schultheis Marsch Fund, Broughton-Sugden Fund, F. Buchanon, J. H. McCoy, H. Switzer and Mildren Fund, Betty Markell Hallock Memorial Fund, Barb and Jack Moberg Charitable Fund, Juhola Family Charitable Fund, Tony Popp Memorial Fund, and Charles and Beulah Rhodes Memorial Fund.

In-kind services: JD Byrider/Rowland Motors, Ralph Waldeck, Pioneer Pipe, Clyde Huddleston, Washington State Ag Business Department and Noble County Correctional Institution.

Community Garden Program: Greenleaf Landscaping and Al Lang, Marietta College and students, Dr. Dwight Poole, Chuck Gibson, St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, Boy Scout Troup 91, New Matamoras United Methodist Church, Larry and Sandy Danford, Roger Early, Jim Lower, Frontier Schools, South 7th St. Church of Christ, Cindy Brown, Nancy Jenkins, Roger Kalter, Jim Couts, George Banziger, Sand Hill and Christ United Methodist churches members/gardeners who donated to HOH, and over 40 gardeners who work endlessly to maintain their gardens and also donate to HOH.

Sunflower seed project – Dr. Roger Anderson-land and seeds for project, Unitarian Universalist Church and other groups-planting/harvesting – a total of 135 workers! and Jim and Sylvi Caporole of American Flag and Poles-sale of seeds. All proceeds were donated to HOH.

My sincere thanks to all those above. It does take a community who donates: good/safe food that would have been thrown away; available land for gardens; funding and in kind service so that all above could happen, HOH volunteers, and food pantry volunteers – so that hungry families could be fed. My apologies to those whom I have overlooked.

Karen Kumpf, executive director

Harvest of Hope