Neighbor: Willow Heim
HOGANSVILLE- The Daily News’ weekly Neighbors series features one person from LaGrange and the surrounding area. This week, we are learning more about Willow Heim from Hogansville.
LaGrange Daily News: So you’re one of the co-directors of God’s Bread Basket?
Willow Heim: Yes, I’m one of the three founding members who started it in 2009.
LDN: What went into starting this organization?
Heim: We went into it starting it as a need. People were going to church to church asking for food, so we decided to pull all of our efforts into churches and we could give them one food box with plenty of food in it. We started it in 2009 and now we’re serving over 250 families.
LDN: How uplifting is this work?
Heim: Oh, very uplifting. When you know your neighbors are not hungry then that’s a good feeling. You don’t have to look beyond your own doorstep to find people who need food.
LDN: This luncheon is very important then.
Heim: Yes. We just want the community to know that we appreciate the money they donate because we get no government grants. We just want the people to know we use their money very wisely.
LDN: So, living in Hogansville, what’s the place you like to visit the most?
Heim: I like to go to the churches. They really have some fine churches here in Hogansville. I’m a member of St. James (United Methodist Church) and I was the pastor there for eight years. Hogansville is just a warm community and there are people here who just believe in helping their neighbors.
LDN: Do you have any hobbies?
Heim: Oh, I’m a quilter. I like to quilt. Right now I’m making stuff for the Hummingbird Festival and God’s Bread Basket will have a booth there to serve homemade items.
LDN: Do you have a favorite TV show?
Heim: Right now I’m currently watching Bones and The Flash.
LDN: Favorite food?
Heim: White beans and cornbread.
LDN: Anything else you’d like to add?
Heim: I just want to add that each and every volunteer we have has done a great job.
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