“Fill the Plate, Feed a Family Challenge,”
The Gray House has kicked off its sixth annual on-line fundraising initiative to support the Market at Gray House.
Their goal is to raise $12,000 to help feed families in need throughout our community during the month of September.
 
As you can imagine, the need is greater than ever as a result of the current pandemic. In late August, they had their greatest single-day distribution where they served over 266 households in a matter of 3 hours! In the past 6 months, they’ve served 1,255 more people than they did in ALL of 2019! 
 
The Gray House has asked The Springfield Rotary Club to help them reach this goal and Sue Mastroianni has agreed to help them gather donations as Captain for "Team Rotary". 
All proceeds will directly support their Market.
Please consider making a donation by clicking on this link https://www.mightycause.com/team/Springfieldrotary   
 Donations can be made to the general fund or allocated for Team Rotary. 
Please feel free to share the above link with friends and family.
We need your support to ensure these individuals and families have nutritious food to fill their plates.
 
Once you've made your contribution, you can help spread the word by taking a photo of yourself with an empty plate to represent all of the families that would go hungry without The Gray House.
Post it to social media, encouraging your network to join you!
Be sure to tag @TheGrayHouseInc on Facebook, use #FillThePlate and include the donationURL: https://bit.ly/31Lt9Gc 
Don't forget to make your post public so we can all share!
 
Here is our Rotary Team Captain joining in the challenge!
 
Since beginning this fundraising initiative in 2015, The Gray House has raised over $55,000 to support the food assistance operations.
“The donations from “Fill The Plate” are leveraged to provide food to families in need, individuals who are homeless, the elderly, veterans and folks from all walks of life.
We encourage donors to post on social media and share with their networks so that we can raise awareness of food insecurity in our community and raise the much needed funds to support these efforts,” says Kristen McClintock, Executive Director at The Gray House. 
 Cash and checks are also welcomed and can be allocated to Team Rotary.
All donations can be mailed to The Gray House 22 Sheldon St, Springfield, MA 01107
 
Please reach out if you need assistance donating.