From town to town across the SouthCoast, communities are coming together to help one another with a simple sign.

If you recall, the "Westport Has Heart" campaign that was put on by the Westport Grange to help with those with food insecurity was a big success. Just like good neighbors do, Dartmouth jumped on board with the trend and recently launched a "Dartmouth Has Hope" campaign that is basically designed the same way to help families who are struggling with hunger.

Signs with a heart that say "hope" on them are being sold for a minimum of $10. The money then gets donated to the Dartmouth United Outreach program, which will then use the funds to feed local families who are in dire need during these difficult times.

Hope is what strengthens us as a community, coming together to help one another. The more we have each other's backs, the better the outcome will be in the end.

To help out with the fundraiser, Farm & Coast Market on Bridge Street in South Dartmouth volunteered to be one of the pick-up locations for the signs, which are available from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the front desk.

Westport resident Lyn Dillies, a magician who performs under the name "The Magic of Lyn," is the head volunteer of the fundraiser and also a close friend of Farm and Coast manager Jody Cote.

"She called me to ask if we would partake and we were thrilled to be a part of it," Cote told Fun 107. "We donated food daily to a church and women's shelter in New Bedford, so for us being the community market and local hub for doing things for those in need, it was a perfect fit for Farm and Coast."

Hunger is out there and it's very much real. The only way we can stop it is to come together and that's exactly what this program is all about, finding hope to help one another when times are tough.

"From the beginning, our mission has been to not only provide food to our recipients, but to give them HOPE- that there are people who care about them and their struggles." – Dartmouth United Outreach


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