Monthly View
Monthly View
Flat View
Flat View
Weekly View
Weekly View
Daily View
Daily View
Categories
Categories
Search
Search

Flat View

Saturday, September 19, 2020
 August 2020August 2020September 2020October 2020October 2020 
Monday, September 14, 2020
Feeding 5,000 For 500 Mobile Food Giveaway (12:00PM - 2:00PM)
lafogata2020_slideb

Hunger Action Month: “Feeding 5,000 at 500”
New Initiative joins Fight Against Food Insecurity with Mobile Food Giveaway

FAYETTEVILLE – A global pandemic. Forty million unemployed in the United States. Foreclosed homes. Broken families. Homelessness. Hunger. Sadly, these are many of the sobering news headlines of 2020, but where some see struggle, others see an opportunity for God’s mercy to flow through the lives of ordinary people who are willing to share their gifts and resources in extraordinary times.

For this reason, The Sherri Arnold-Graham Foundation has joined the battle against food insecurity by launching an initiative called, “Feeding 5,000 at 500.” On Monday, September 14,, 2020, the Foundation, in partnership with La Fogata Restaurant, will kick-off the program with a mobile food giveaway being held from Noon to 2:00 p.m. at La Fogata, located at 500 North McPherson Church Road, Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Homestyle Columbian and/or vegetarian boxed family meals will be served – at no cost - directly to residents who drive up to the restaurant parking lot. This no-touch safety feature was designed with protocols supported by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia.

Dr. Arnold-Graham, a former Wall Street investment paralegal, entrepreneur, seasoned ministry leader, and health disparity advocate with more than 30 years of experience, said that struggling families in Fayetteville and the region need more “food insecurity fighters” before more people sink farther into despair. One in seven people in North Carolina could face hunger in the wake of the pandemic.

Her goal is to hold 10 additional food giveaways around the city in coming months until they reach out to least 5,000 residents. “I’m baffled by the disconnect in the 2020 marketplace. Sadly, while investments are soaring on Wall Street, food insecurity is mounting on Main Street,” said Dr. Arnold-Graham, who’s also founder and chief operating officer of Dunamis Development Associates in Fayetteville. “We CAN eliminate hunger and help sustain our communities if we are wise enough to invest with a moral compass.”

For more than 30 years, she has been dedicated to using her moral compass to build community coalitions. For example, the 20-year breast cancer survivor and mother of two adult children, launched The Sherri Arnold Graham Foundation (www.lighthousesignals.org) in 2005 to provide services to uninsured women in North Carolina. With the help of her husband, Dr. Ernesto J. F. Graham, OB/GYN, and other dedicated volunteers, the initiative has provided more than $800,000 in mammograms to women across North Carolina.

Fighting food insecurity, she said, is yet another way to call attention to the plight of suffering people and show the power of God’s transformative love, especially in communities where deadly COVID-19 has disproportionately affected African American and Latino residents.
“The best investments on earth are the deposits we make into the lives of others and in the communities in which we live,” she said.

For more information on “Feeding 5,000 at 500” or to arrange an in-depth interview with the Reverend Dr. Sherri Arnold-Graham, please call (910) 323-5774.



Church Events   Leading Ladies Days   Lighthouse Signals Events   Mobile Mammographys  
       

Search Calendar


This site designed and created by WebWahoo Web Design