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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...

Partner Spotlight – Nappanee Missionary Church

Partner Spotlight – Nappanee Missionary Church

Cultivate thanks Nappanee Missionary Church and Andrea Helmuth for their life-changing involvement.  Nappanee Missionary Church is a generous financial partner of Cultivate and has provided and organized faithful volunteers too! Andrea Helmuth was introduced to...

400 Backpacks Funded! Now on to a New Goal in 2020

400 Backpacks Funded! Now on to a New Goal in 2020

Thanks to your gifts and support, we met our goal of funding 400 backpacks for children in need this school year! Your financial and food donations make it possible to send six nutritious frozen meals home with 400 kids each weekend.  We are so grateful to everyone...

Join Our On-Call List!

Join Our On-Call List!

Most volunteer groups schedule a two-hour session weeks in advance, but sometimes we get unexpected blessings of rescued food that needs to be processed quickly. In those cases, in order to be good stewards and make the most of your time, we need a few people we can...

Thanks to Saint Joseph Mishawaka Medical Center

Thanks to Saint Joseph Mishawaka Medical Center

Thanks to the team from Saint Joseph Mishawaka Medical Center who came out to volunteer last month! We’re so grateful to all our volunteers who give generously of their time and talents. We couldn’t do what we do without you!

Move-In Day – Coming Soon

Move-In Day – Coming Soon

Things are coming along nicely at the new building, and we are tentatively hoping to move in after the first of the year. Thanks again to each foundation, business, and generous individual who invested in this project. We can’t wait to show you around when we’re up...

Just Days Left in This Decade!

Just Days Left in This Decade!

A new year – and a new decade – is just around the corner, and you can get yours off to a great start by making a year-end gift to Cultivate before December 31st.  Thanks to your support, 2019 has been the best year yet for Cultivate and all the people we are feeding...

Your Generosity on Giving Tuesday

Your Generosity on Giving Tuesday

Thank you for making Giving Tuesday a success! Our goal was to raise $5,000 towards the purchase of a forklift, and all of your gifts were matched up to $5,000. Together, we raised what we needed, and then some.  This forklift is a crucial piece of equipment that will...

Cultivate on Rachael Ray!

Cultivate on Rachael Ray!

Did you ever dream that your neighborhood food rescue charity would be on national television? We didn’t either! We’re so grateful for partners like our friend Natalie Bickel with Elkhart Community Schools, who connected us with the Rachael Ray Show and went to New...

Save the Date! Taste of Hope 2020

Save the Date! Taste of Hope 2020

Cultivate’s fourth annual Taste of Hope is already on the calendar! Save the date to join us on May 7th. At the Palais Royale! Tickets will be on sale soon. Click here to learn more about Taste of Hope 2020.

Teaming Up for Turkeys

Teaming Up for Turkeys

This Thanksgiving, Cultivate will once again join forces with Hope Ministries to serve Thanksgiving meals to hungry families who cannot afford their own. General Manager and Co-Founder Randy Z. will be cooking the delicious turkeys and collaborating with the...

Volunteer Spotlight – RSM Gives Back

Volunteer Spotlight – RSM Gives Back

RSM US LLC has been serving with Cultivate since the very beginning, but their history of stewardship and giving back has been around for nearly 100 years.  This year, RSM employees are not only giving their time and talents as faithful volunteers, but they are also...