As another season of food trucking commences, I can't help but think back on all the things we have done at the Torch in just these past few short years. I give the credit to God, Who has given us wisdom, stamina and hope that guides us every single day. We have awesome volunteers who always step in just when we need them the most! What a blessing it is to re-count these memories:
April, 2013 - We got a truck!
January, 2014 - We got a food license!
April, 2014 - Our first fundraising event at The Shop in Fowlerville was a rousing success! We still have an awesome relationship with them and look forward to more events in the future!
May, 2014 - We made our first food run!
August, 2014 - We had our first Back-to-School event!
November, 2014 - Howell Community Theater had a "Hunger Heroes" food drive for us! They stocked our pantry full!
November, 2014 - We began a winter free meal service at the Howell Bennett Recreation Center.
January, 2015 - We launched our 180 project!
April, 2015 - Howell High School's Interact Club held a 5K "Glow" run to benefit the Torch.
June, 2015 - We held a "Carnival for a Cause" event.
June, 2015 - We served our 5,000th free meal!
August, 2015 - Our second Back-to-School event!
September, 2015 - We served over 10,000 free meals.
And there are a million memories within each of those! What a great feeling it gives me to be part of such an organization.
We were told it would never work. We have often been told our events won't work. And yet, here we are - and here we come! Thank you for being part of this wonderful adventure with us!