Help Us Make A Difference!
As a donor, you can rest assured that your money is working hard to improve lives for communities in need. We go to great lengths to equip our volunteers and build relationships in the communities we serve for this reason alone – to make sure that we are creating the most impactful, measurable programs on the ground.
Our work is built on the foundation of long-term commitment and earned trust. Our model focuses on quality food, education and health to support our local communities as well as developing areas of Guatemala. By concentrating resources on the targeted needs of specific communities in North Florida and Guatemala, your donation goes a long way to transforming the lives of those in need.
This year Buy A Pumpkin Feed A Child will be having a VIRTUAL Pumpkin Run - 5K. And just like the pumpkin patch, we give 100% of the Pumpkin Run proceeds to feed hungry children in North Central Florida and internationally. Every registrant will receive a T-shirt (while supplies last) and a Runners Medal.
You can run at home, at your local park, or around your neighborhood. Just snap a picture of you while on your run and tag us on Instagram @ThePumpkinRun and @BAPFAC!
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FEED | EDUCATE | RESTORE
Access to quality food, education, and health can transform a community forever. These three basic human rights are the heart of what we do. Your partnership makes an immediate difference for families in need.
Guatemala is the most impoverished and malnourished country of the Western hemisphere. Most children only eat one small tortilla each day. As a means to combat hunger and malnourishment among children, Gainesville Church of God (alongside our mission partners, Flames of Fire Ministries) has built and supports 8 feeding centers that feed, clothe, and educate more than 500 hundred children on a continual basis!
The Salvation Army is an international movement that supports families within our local communities. The Salvation Army of Gainesville is actively involved in providing food and housing for children, families, and the homeless. If you'd like to learn more, visit their website here.