Words can't express how thankful I am to everyone. Together we've surpassed 25,000 meals donated to help fight childhood hunger. 25,000 meals in a little over a year! When I was little, my grandmother always told me that every little bit counts - it adds up. Watching meals add up, 1 and 2 meals at a time, over the last year has been amazing. I've met so many incredible people and I've realized just how strong the heart beats within our community. Of course our granola is incredible but we are about so much more then that. We are about what can happen when community comes together to make a difference!
We are so thankful for all of you this year! Together, since our beginning in January, we have exceeded 18,000 meals donated to help keep our kids from going hungry. I am thankful for each one of you who have joined us in the fight to end hunger in our community. Together we can make a difference!
Crunch Granola had an incredible weekend in Northville at the Buy Michigan Now Festival. Northville was filled with great food, outstanding music, and around 86 incredible Michigan vendors. The heat, humidity, and even a little rain didn't keep anyone from coming out to enjoy the festival.
We were honored to be showcased as Buy Michigan Now's Up and Coming Entrepreneur of the Year! What an incredible chance for us to meet people, share our granola, and our mission of ending childhood hunger.
We had a brief visit to our booth by Jessica Starr from Fox2 News. It was a lot of fun (although pretty nerve racking) to talk about our little company on television. It was great to see so many people come by to try our granola after seeing our spot on Saturday morning. I was even more moved by the people who came out specifically because we give back to Forgotten Harvest.
On Saturday I met the most incredible little girl. I had the opportunity to talk to her mother about our granola and our mission to feed hungry children in the community through Forgotten Harvest. That little girl couldn't possibly have been older then 6 or 7. In her little girl voice she asked me why kids didn't have enough to eat. I didn't quite know how to respond. I told her that there were a lot of people who cared and worked very hard to make sure that those children and their families received food so they wouldn't be hungry and that was why we were selling our granola. As I continued talking to her mother, that little girl took out a dollar from her little purse, smiled, and handed it to me. She told me that she hoped her dollar would feed a lot of kids. I was stunned. Her mother looked so proud. This is by far the most precious dollar given to us by the most incredible little girl!
Our sales over the festival weekend were enough to push us over the 10,000 meals donated mark! It's such an incredible feeling to know that together with our customers we have been able to donate that many meals from just the beginning of the year. I'm so excited so see what the months ahead will bring!