Exchange Club, First Assembly unite to fight hunger, abuse

Published 6:12 pm Friday, October 24, 2008

On Saturday, Oct. 25, members of the Greenville Exchange Club in cooperation with First Assembly of God will join thousands of Exchangites across the country for the single biggest food drive in Exchange’s 97-year history.

The “Here’s My 20!” Food and Fund Project is an effort to team up to protect and feed America’s children. Exchange Clubs are working with America’s Second Harvest – The Nation’s Food Bank to raise funds and awareness of two national tragedies – child abuse and hunger.

Local citizens are asked to bring $20 and 20 pounds of food to the Fred’s of Greenville on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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All food collected will go to the local food bank while funds will go the National Exchange Club Foundation for distribution. The monies will be split to support America’s Second Harvest, Exchange Club Child Abuse Prevention Centers and Exchange Club service projects.

America’s Second Harvest is the largest domestic hunger-relief organization.

The National Exchange Club supports a network of 100 professionally staffed centers in 29 states, a network which has helped more than 581,000 families and 1.4 million children break the cycle of abuse.

For more information on “Here’s My 20!,” contact Exchange Club of Greenville president Randy Beeson at 382-7747.