A Simple Gesture - Greensboro
A SIMPLE GESTURE-Greensboro, founded by Westminster member Bob Biggerstaff, is a not-for-profit, grass roots food collection program dependent upon Volunteer Donors and Volunteer Drivers. The mission of A Simple Gesture is to assist the local food banks/pantries by replenishing their food banks every other month, year round.
Your SIMPLE GESTURE is to buy one additional, non-perishable item every week when you go shopping, and place it in the cool, green bag that we provide. Volunteer drivers will come to your home, on the date specified on the tag attached to your green bag, collect your bag of food, and leave another cool, green bag for you to use for the next two months. It’s that simple!
Greensboro/Guilford County has been identified as one of the hungriest cities/localities in the country. Our food banks/pantries, including Out of the Garden, The Urban Ministry, and BackPack Beginnings , simply do not have the food to meet the demand that is placed upon them. All of them have waiting lists many of whom are children who go hungry on the weekends and when school is not in session.
Our Community has shown itself to be generous in many different ways. The goal is to tap into that generosity by making it easy and simple to consistently provide additional food for the hungriest in our communities.
A SIMPLE GESTURE will start in zip code 27410 and then migrate A SIMPLE GESTURE to other zip codes as volunteers become available. Westminster Presbyterian Church will serve as the genesis congrgation for this new program. Click here to learn more.