Web-based Food Donation System Helps Children's Homes Tackle Hunger
Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina (BCH) is partnering with The Full Circle Program (TFCP) to make it easy for the community to provide healthy food for the children and families the nonprofit serves. The Full Circle Program provides an innovative web-based portal where donors can access BCH’s wish list, purchase product(s) in bulk, and then choose which one of BCH’s statewide homes for the items to be shipped. Food donations to BCH made through TFCP’s website system are tax deductible. Plus, TFCP will donate 10% its gross profit from the purchase back to BCH. “What The Full Circle Program is offering is amazing because we serve many North Carolina children who have come into our care hungry,” said Blake Ragsdale, BCH Director of Communications. “We see many cases of neglect where children have not been able to eat regularly. Through Full Circle, anyone can easily help meet this vital need.” Baptist Children’s Homes provides safe homes for boys and girls, many who have been abused, neglected or abandoned. The nonprofit, which is headquartered in Thomasville, NC, operates in 21 statewide communities. On average, BCH provides 700,000 meals and snacks to the children they serve. “We depend on the generosity of others in order to care for hundreds of children and families each year,” Ragsdale said. “Our friends at The Full Circle Program understand this and have been enthusiastic about helping.” Because of the increased emphasis being placed on healthy food options, The Full Circle Program strives to work with companies that can provide products made with natural ingredients and serve as healthy alternatives to the many high-processed national brands. Their website system ensures BCH receives the exact amount needed so there is no waste. In addition, TFCP prices are lower than the average retail price and ships the items purchased by donors for free anywhere in the U.S. “It is an honor to work with BCH to assist them with all of the wonderful things they do to improve people’s lives,” said Bruce Kernan, founder of The Full Circle Program. “For our part, we have identified over 2,000 small and medium-sized businesses to reach out to in a continuing effort to provide the best quality options.” To make a food donation to Baptist Children’s Homes of North Carolina, visit www.bchnc.org/fullcircleprogram. For more information on The Full Circle Program, call 866-266-2221 or go to www.thefullcircleprogram.com .