Digital Check-In System Increases Efficiency

Over the course of the fall, HighPoint transitioned to a digital check-in system for clients. Using a program called Food Bank Manager, check-in has moved to the digital age with a comprehensive client database!  Over the summer, we worked to input the data and, in October, we launched the new system!  After working out the initial issues, everything is working …

“Giving hope for a better day.”

Nicole Dunkle has been volunteering her time in the clothes closet for twelve years.  She started volunteering “…by sorting clothes before we ever handed out food or had the pantry.”   “There was a need for some extra hands and I was looking for a place to serve.”  When the ministry expanded to handing out food items, Nicole was one of …

Thanksgiving Boxes 2019!

Every year, HighPoint provides Thanksgiving boxes for our clients.  This year’s event was a huge success and we experienced major growth!  We gave out over 300 boxes to clients.  It took 130+ volunteers, 40 donors, and 8 churches and community organizations to make this event possible.  We doubled our donation money since last year, as well as having approximately 100 …

Canstruction 2019 Update!

This is Canstruction Oldham’s second annual event!  Led by Nick Stephens (Ameriprise), Canstruction Oldham hosts a competition to see which team can make the best sculpture– made completely from non-perishable food items.  After the competition, these cans are donated to local charitable organizations! HighPoint was honored to be one of the three organizations to receive these donations, alongside Barry Stoess …

Local 5th Graders Learning Generosity

Recently,  the 5th grade students at LaGrange elementary collected toiletry items for HighPoint as a part of a human rights project!  Not only did they practically learn about the history of human rights, they also practiced the concept, collecting and donating valuable items for their community.  Over one week, the class collected almost 700 items! This practical approach to learning …

New Coolers!

During the month of October, as a large Dare to Care Food Bank, HighPoint supported nearly 2,500 clients with food.  While we have a large capacity to store non-perishable foods in our food pantry, the ability to store large amounts of fresh produce can be more challenging.  Thanks to a generous donation by Jeff and Patti Baker (read about Jeff …

Jeff and Patti Baker, Partners with HighPoint

Jeff and Patti Baker are generous people who have contributed so much to HighPoint and our mission.  They have always reached out with their gifts to serve and bless any community they have been in.  They prioritize faith, family, church, and building up their community.  They are always thinking outside of themselves and searching for ways to serve others. The …

Making a Difference – Donnie Jones

Donnie Jones has been serving at HighPoint for 3 years.  He was given the idea to volunteer by his mom, who served her community frequently.  After hearing Rusti Morrison, former director of HighPoint, speak at his church and call for volunteers, as well as a chance meeting her outside of church, he felt called to volunteer. “I have continued to …

First ever Clothes Changeover Sale!

Twice a year, HighPoint’s clothes closet changes out the clothes available so that they are season-appropriate! Recently, we changed out our summer clothes to fall/winter items! Normally, we bag the summer clothes and donate to goodwill.  However, this year, we sold the summer items for 50 cents apiece to the community!  The money raised from the sale goes towards HighPoint’s …

Thank you, Locust Grove Elementary Service Club!

Serving your community is a wonderful thing, and the students in the Locust Grove Elementary Service Club are learning that at a young age.  They serve all over the community, including at HighPoint! The group comes to HighPoint once a month and helps with cleaning and straightening.  They are also very involved with our Thanksgiving boxes.  The parents come with …