Volunteer Opportunities in Forsyth County

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Volunteer Opportunities in Forsyth County

We’re getting lots of questions about finding local volunteer opportunities in Forsyth County and throughout Cumming.  With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s a great reminder to help our community (now & throughout the year).  We started updating our list and then turned to Facebook for some help too.   Below, we’ve linked to volunteer pages of some recommended organizations.  This is just meant to serve as a starting point – definitely click on the links &/or call the organizations that you might have a passion for and see how you can get involved!

Here are some organizations to check out:

Looking for more?  Be sure to check out Forsyth County Community Connection and our Facebook Post for reader recommendations.

Date Specific Events:

We know this list will grow as the holidays get closer – we’ll continue to add to it as events are submitted. If you have an event to add, click here.

Looking to Donate Used Items?

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Check out our recent round-up of the local non-profits you can donate to. 

People make this a great community to live in!!

Volunteer Opportunities in Forsyth County 2015

VolunteerOpportunities

Volunteer Opportunities in Forsyth County

We’re getting lots of questions about finding local volunteer opportunities in Forsyth County and throughout Cumming.  With Thanksgiving just around the corner, it’s a great reminder to help our community (now & throughout the year).  We started updating our list and then turned to Facebook for some help too.   Below, we’ve linked to volunteer pages of some recommended organizations.  This is just meant to serve as a starting point – definitely click on the links &/or call the organizations that you might have a passion for and see how you can get involved!

Here are some organizations to check out:

Looking for more?  Be sure to check out Forsyth County Community Connection and our Facebook Post for reader recommendations.

Date Specific Events:

We know this list will grow as the holidays get closer – we’ll continue to add to it as events are submitted. If you have an event to add, click here.

People make this a great community to live in!!

Food for Thought Project in Forsyth County

Food for Thought in Cumming GA

Food for Thought Project in Forsyth County

We are really excited to share  this post with you today.  There’s a new way to help those in need within our community and the organization is making it very easy to jump in and get involved.

Nationally, the demand at food banks is up over 30%.  The demand for food at our local pantries has increased over 100%.  At the same time, the supply of low-cost food and food donations are dwindling.*

The Food for Thought Project, launched in April 2011, by two local families and foster families in Cumming GA, is a community based, ongoing door to door food drive. They currently serve Cumming & Forsyth County. The program was inspired by “A Simple Gesture” in Paradise, CA which was inspired by “The Ashland Food Project” in Ashland, Oregon.  It has been a great success in both areas and the founders of The Food for Thought Project believe this can change the face of hunger in Forsyth County.

How Does it Work?

After signing up to participate, you’ll be given a bright orange bag.

1.  Each week when participants go shopping, they should buy one extra non-perishable food item.

2.  Store that item in your bright orange bag.

3.  On the second Saturday of every other month, a volunteer will pick up the bag, leave another bag in its place and take the filled bag to food pantries.

It’s simple – buy one extra non-perishable food item each week and Food for Thought does the rest!

How to Join?

There are three ways to help.

1.  Share Food – Ask for a bright orange bag.  It’s estimated that for every 300 people who participate, Food for Thought will collect one ton of additional food a month.

2.  Invite Your Neighbors – Ask neighbors if they would like to join this program and get a bright orange bag.  Maybe even head up the efforts in your neighborhood!

3.  Help Transport Food – Once every 2 months, on the second Saturday, help pick up the bright orange bags and deliver to food pantries.

The above pictures were from their first, June 11th pick up.  Food for Thought collected 941.2 pounds of food!!  I just signed my family up to participate.  Will you?

Want more information?


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Email Food for Thought

Phone:  770.744.3571

*Information provided via Food for Thought.