Harvest Hope Gives Hope to Students

Harvest Hope, RLHS School Food Pantry, invites the community to join them in supporting the Red Lodge Rams Volleyball team when they host the Roundup Panthers on Tuesday, October 3rd. At the same time, fans can support Harvest Hope. Harvest Hope is holding a food drive at the game and invites the public to bring food items to donate to Harvest Hope to help feed hungry high school students. Those fans who bring food will receive a raffle ticket for every item and will be eligible to win prizes during the drawing between games of the varsity match.
Harvest Hope is a student operated school food pantry and provides weekend meals, snacks and lunches for approximately 22 Red Lodge High School students. The pantry was formed last year after a group of interested students traveled to Bridger School to learn about Cole’s Pantry and became a part of Cole’s Posse after receiving a grant of $1,000 for start-up funds from that organization. In the six months since Harvest Hope was formed, the pantry has been supported by local churches, BareTooth Cupboards, and many generous individuals in the community. A generous family donated a new freezer so we are now able to store frozen items and take donations of meat that is professionally processed.
Lilly Fouts, Harvest Hope student manager, works with a team of students through the FFA Leadership class to prepare weekend bags every week, take inventory, order groceries and keep the shelves stocked. Sarah Smith, president, Cyrus Sagrilla, vice-president, and Robert Swirczynski, student volunteer, also work with Harvest Hope on a weekly basis to keep the operation running.
This next week (Oct. 3) will be the kick off food drive for Harvest Hope at the Rams vs Panthers Volleyball game. Our wish list for food items includes: cereal bars, protein bars, fruit snacks, single serving crackers and snacks, fruit cups, cereal, crackers or any canned or boxed item. All donations are welcome, including cash donations that are used to buy bread, fresh fruit and vegetables and perishable goods. Personal items, like deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products, razors, etc. are also needed.


Upcoming Events

  • Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Now Group meets at the Bridger United Methodist Church, 222 W. Broadway (west entrance of church) Tuesday at 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Meets every Thursday, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m. at the Red Lodge Area Community Foundation, 122 S. Hauser. It is open to all. 425- 1755.
  • Thursday, July 25, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Clarks Fork Group meets at St. Joseph’s Catholic Hall, north end of Montana Avenue, Thursday at 7 p.m.
  • Friday, July 26, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Rock Creek Group meets Tuesdays and Saturdays at 8 a.m. and Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 p.m. at Calvary Church, 9 N Villard, Red Lodge.
  • Monday, July 29, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Joliet Group meets at the Community Center Monday at 7 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 7:00pm
    Now Group meets at the Bridger United Methodist Church, 222 W. Broadway (west entrance of church) Tuesday at 7 p.m.

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11 N. Broadway, Red Lodge, MT 59068

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Phone: 406-446-2222

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