From the Heart…an Amazing Day

From the Heart, a luau for the farmworkers of our community was a huge success for everyone. Nearly 200 men and women enjoyed a day of fabulous food, incredible music, bingo, prizes and so much more. It was a day we will all remember. Thank you to all the donors and volunteers. This wonderful day…

Food Pantry A Success

Thank you Jessica and Marcia

I wanted to take moment to share with you the impact your story on the food pantry in Hastings has had. As a journalist for many years, I know we often toil away reporting and writing daily on stories and never know what happens after they have been printed. This you should know, donations came…

She Called Me

I knew this was going to be a great day. There is a little chill in the air, which always put a spring in my step. I was at the pie shop, the front door wide open, feeling the breeze and watching the trees swaying in the wind across Main Street. And then the phone…

What A Wonderful World!

Yesterday, two ladies from the United Methodist Church here in Hastings stopped by. They wanted to know how they could help the food program. It seems they used to deliver meals on wheels and would be more than happy to deliver the 53 bags of groceries to the elderly and homebound. A perfect fit! What…

Mobile Food Pantry Needs Your Help

Food Program Hastings Food Bank Closing Cash-strapped Pie in the Sky

A Man Stopped by the Pie Shop this Morning

He wanted to speak with the lady who helps with food. He saw it on First Coast News and he wanted to help. He lives in Micanopy and he and his wife drive through Hastings all the time. He said it feels like a second home to him. He told me he might not be…

Amazing Out Pouring from Everyone

I am overwhelmed in a very good way. There have so many phone calls, so many donations of all denominations coming in since the story of our food pantry was aired. There are so many kind and concerned folks who care about what happens in the town of Hastings. My deepest, most sincere thanks to…

Come to Hastings for the Human Peace Sign

Please join us for a very special event on September 14 at 2 pm. To pay tribute to the families, victims and survivors of 9/11, we will form a human peace sign in the football field behind the Walter E. Harris Community Center. This historic event will demonstrate our diversity and our solidarity as we…

How much does it cost to change one man’s life?

Amtrak ticket one way southbound-$17. Dinner and breakfast for the road $13. For one man in Hastings it costs $30 for a chance at a new life in a new town. Steve(not his real name), showed up on Tuesday and asked for help. A long time drug abuser, he insisted he was not an addict.…