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We delivered $2,000 worth of food, thanks to you!

April 14, 2020 | 2 Comments

The Board of Directors at Make A Difference is proud to share with our donors and well-wishers that today, April 13, 2020, we delivered $2,000 worth of food to a pantry. The Board approved $5,000 toward meeting the desperate needs for food in communities with disadvantaged school children. The Board will continue to evaluate the shifting demands for food and allocate more resources as needed. Your donations have made a difference in the lives of many children and their families in this distressing time. Thank you!

Ms. Alka Patel Delivers Food

This pantry caters to children who attend Greenville schools and their families who are in dire need of food. One of our Board members, Ms. Alka Patel, personally shopped for the food at Sam’s Club and worked with her staff who helped to deliver the food to the pantry. Board members and several community members also donated generously to this initiative. We are grateful to each and every one of you.

We have a lot to be proud of, even as we realize that there is so much more to be done. Recent events have challenged each and every one of us to reflect on our lifestyles, beliefs, and our interconnectedness. As we count our blessings, we are aware of the opportunity to become a blessing to our brothers and sisters.



Here is what Mr.Ken Arnold, the Director of Attendance & Social Work at Greenville County Schools had to say about Make A Difference (corrected for errors in names):
I want to offer my sincerest gratitude for the donation of food by Make A Difference! I was astounded at your generosity. We were able to add some things that we were sorely lacking as well as spice things up with some items we have not been able to offer before. It was also nice to meet and work along side of (Alka Patel).  On behalf of our team, we are truly grateful. I was taking two boxes to a family today and was able to add many of the items from your donation.  Thank you so very much! 

Ken Arnold, Director of Attendance & Social Work 

Greenville County Schools 

Here is what one social worker had to say about our donation: Thank you so so much for all the food Make A Difference brought to our pantry today. Please extend our thank you to Mrs. Patel for shopping at Sam’s Club and bringing the food and helpers with her. Our pantry is looking totally different today. You are a great blessing to us! Thank you very much again! María Sallurday, LMSW, Title I School Social Worker

Thank you for your generosity.

Board of Directors:

Dev Vaz; Alka Patel; Vinita and Naveen Saxena, Bharti Mathur, Teresa Miller, Ashok Gupta, and Uma Gupta. Our Volunteer Coordinator is Juhi Saxena.

You can reach any member of the Board at [email protected]

Again, thank you!

Comments (2)

Ashok gupta April 14, 2020 at 1:54 pm

Keep up the good work.

Jamal Mustafa April 14, 2020 at 3:16 pm

Thank you all for donating your time and effort for making this great charity for being human. May the Almighty Bless you all.