The first half of 2020 will go down as one of the most unsettling periods of time our country has ever faced and one that has harshly impacted local clients coming to the Family Connection Food Pantry.
Although Feed Fannin had to cancel this year’s annual fundraiser, Bowls of Hope, due to the coronavirus pandemic, many generous donors have stepped in to offset the economic impact, allowing our nonprofit organization to continue its mission of feeding the hungry and supporting the Fannin County Family Connection Food Pantry.
I remember the day in early March when Jane and I, the co-chairs for Feed Fannin’s Bowls of Hope, initially discussed the effect the novel Coronavirus could possibly have on BOH and how we might have to consider at least doing some things differently to disperse attendees. I also remember how quickly the situation changed less than a week later, and the only decision became to cancel BOH. There was a little push-back expressed at first that cancellation was an overreaction, but it soon became evident that it was the correct decision.
Feed Fannin and the Fannin County Family Connection (FCFC) Food Pantry joined forces this year to support the local Meals on Wheels senior food program operated by the Fannin County Senior Center.
On Saturday, March 28, we would have gathered at beautiful Willow Creek Falls with hundreds of friends and supporters to enjoy Feed Fannin’s Bowls of