Thank you Northside! Churches Active in Northside Rainbow Choice Food Pantry has been awarded a $5,000 “capacity building” grant by the Freestore Foodbank (FSFB), for being one of 6 agencies with the greatest percentage of increase in funds raised through the 2014 Memorial Day Hunger Walk. CAIN supporters raised $27,213 this year compared to $14,500 in 2013, an 88% increase.
Northsiders and local businesses played a crucial role in this dramatic success, increasing donations from within the neighborhood by 906%. This was the first year a separate initiative, “Northside Walks with CAIN” focused on increasing participation within our community. We cherish the diversity of our neighborhood. Your demonstrated concern for vulnerable residents will flow monthly from the Freestore, through CAIN into over four hundred 45223 households.
100% of funds raised on behalf of CAIN for the Hunger Walk are used to obtain food and other essentials from the FSFB. This capacity building grant, however addresses CAIN’s ability to operate even more effectively. The grant will be used by CAIN to update basic operational essentials to improve food storage / handling and strengthen internal communications infrastructure (computer software and/or hardware).
Thanks again to all who participated in this important effort.
For more info: To be on the planning team for next year, call (462-8958) or email Claire Darley at firstname.lastname@example.org
As you can guess, the need for funds is ongoing and year-round. The holidays will be here before we know it. CAIN has plenty of ways for you to help. Call or email CAIN at 591-2246, ext. 4 to volunteer or donate.
By Claire Darley
Claire Darley serves on the Boards of CAIN and Northside Greenspace, Inc. She teaches drawing at the Art Academy of Cincinnati. She and Dave Payton were co-captains of the “Northside Walks with CAIN” team.