Hesperia holiday helpers brighten Christmas for many
Through their love for community, two Hesperia alums raised money to feed 100 families in their hometown for the 2nd year.
In 2019, Lacy Stoneburner was volunteering at True North, and she noticed how many people in her hometown were dependent on food pantries. She immediately called her best friend Kristen Worcester and owner of Ed’s Orchard Market, Scott Rumsey to see what they could do.
Through the power of social media, they challenged their networks to come together and raise money to provide holiday meals for the Hesperia community. They fed 100 families for Thanksgiving in 2019.
This year, the need was bigger for Christmas, so Lacy & Kristen went to work again. Thanks to donations from across the USA, $2,500 was raised in just a few days. Bundles of eggs, pie, turkey, potatoes, veggies, stuffing & more were distributed December 19th to 100 Hesperia families. “Lots of people ask who puts this together.” Lacy said, “We always say two moms and a very generous hometown grocery store”