12 Nov Stop Hunger grants awarded
The Faulkner County affiliate of Arkansas Community Foundation recently announced it awarded two $1,250 grants to organizations in Faulkner County. The grants were made from its Stop Hunger Endowment.
“We are pleased to announce that the Conway Ministry Center and Greenbrier Public Schools’ VIP program will each receive $1,250,” said Shelley Mehl, executive director of the Faulkner County affiliate. “Funding for these grants comes from an endowment established in 2009 and it provides a permanent source of funding to address food insecurity in our county. We are proud of the excellent programs of both Conway Ministry Center and the VIP (Very Important Panther) programs.”
Arkansas ranks 50th in food insecurity and 18 percent of people in Arkansas worry about their next meal. The Faulkner County rate is 17 percent. The good news is that both rates are trending down. (Go to aspirearkansas.org to learn more.)
The Conway Ministry Center will use the grant for its Storehouse Pantry project. The Greenbrier School District’s VIP program supplies snack, brown bag dinners and supplemental food for students in need.
The next grant cycle for our annual Giving Tree grants opens on Jan. 10. For a complete listing of available grants, previous awards and other programs, go to arcf.org/About/AffiliateOffices/FaulknerCounty.aspx.