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October 2020 Newsletter

October 2020 Newsletter

2020 has been a year of hardship, not to mention change for everyone. These hardships have been extreme, especially for those we serve together. Because of the incredible generosity of our financial donors and the help of our wonderful partners, food donors, and...

Rapid Response Weekly Update Issue #6

Rapid Response Weekly Update Issue #6

Your Impact, Today Thanks to your support! Since February 1st, over 116,000 meals have been produced and distributed to those in need. Because of your support, thousands of families are being fed during these painful days. And that’s something you can be proud of....

Rapid Response Weekly Update Issue #5

Rapid Response Weekly Update Issue #5

Your Impact, Today Your gifts and support are making it possible for Cultivate to produce and distribute 16,000 meals per week. Make sure you follow us on Facebook to get more up-to-the-minute news, live videos, and see photos of the impact you’re making with us here...

Rapid Response Weekly Update Issue #4

Rapid Response Weekly Update Issue #4

Today is #GivingTuesdayNow – a global day of unity in giving as the world fights COVID-19. Together. Your gift today will join together with millions of others around the world to help communities overcome the losses and challenges of the Coronavirus. Give securely...

Rapid Response Weekly Update Issue #3

Rapid Response Weekly Update Issue #3

When Life Gives You Lemons… …Make Lemonade! Have you ever thought about how this common adage applies to food rescue? When you use this phrase, you’re probably talking about taking something not so great and making it into something good. But if you think about it,...

Rapid Response Weekly Update Issue #2

Rapid Response Weekly Update Issue #2

We’re back this week to share some more encouragement and hopefully bring a smile to your face as we take a look at all of the amazing ways our community has stepped in to help feed those in need. If you would have told us a month or two ago that we would be producing...

Rapid Response Weekly Update Issue #1

Rapid Response Weekly Update Issue #1

Each week we’re popping into your inbox to share some hope and encouragement during these uncertain and frightening days. Read on for some great stories of how your community is coming together to feed those in need during the COVID-19 crisis, and more information...

Cultivate Distribution Plan during COVID-19 Crisis

Cultivate Distribution Plan during COVID-19 Crisis

Recent school and business closures put even more pressure on families struggling with food-insecurity. Children are no longer being fed at school during the day, and their parents may be hourly workers whose industries are suffering.  These children need you now...

It Takes a Village to Feed a Child

It Takes a Village to Feed a Child

While school is in session, these children have access to breakfast and lunch during the week, but the weekends can be hard. On Monday mornings, many food-insecure kids start their day behind on nutrition and energy, which affects their ability to learn. In fact, when...

Taste of Hope – UPDATE

Taste of Hope – UPDATE

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the sold-out Taste of Hope event scheduled for May 7th has been postponed until August 27th.   Due to growing concerns around the spread of COVID-19, we want to provide an update on the Taste of Hope Fundraiser originally...

Who Were the First Volunteers In Our New Building?

Who Were the First Volunteers In Our New Building?

A group from the Ladies of Notre Dame & St. Mary’s was the first to volunteer in Cultivate’s new facility. They worked hard to pack 400 backpacks for nine elementary schools in St. Joseph, Elkhart, and Marshall Counties.  Thank you to all of our hard-working...

Save the Date! Taste of Hope 2020

Save the Date! Taste of Hope 2020

It’s a new year, and we are looking forward to our fourth annual Taste of Hope.  Save the date to join us on Thursday, May 7th at the Palais Royale in South Bend.  Individual tickets are on sale now at $35.00 each and can be purchased on our website at...

All Moved In! Cultivate’s New Building Update

All Moved In! Cultivate’s New Building Update

After months of planning, fundraising, and renovation, the move to 1403 Prairie Avenue in South Bend is underway! We plan to be up and running in our new facility by the end of January, and you’ll be able to come and see things for yourself at an Open House, which...