Single Socks awards anti-hunger grants

March 22, 2019

By Single Socks

March 2019, Silver City, NM: Single Socks, a Silver City non-profit thrift store, announced that it has awarded $32,000 in grants to nine Grant County anti-hunger organizations and projects.  The grants were awarded as part of the organization’s Spring 2019 Grant Cycle.

 

Since its inception in 2009, Single Socks has given away over $410,000 to local food pantries, prepared meals, schools, and other food distribution organizations that serve families in need.

 

The quantity and content of proposals received in the spring grant cycle was unusual, says Single Socks board president, Jeff Goin.

 

“Whereas in previous grant cycles, we typically received one or two proposals for children’s weekend backpack programs, and other programs that provide food for kids so as to ensure that they will have something to eat on weekends” Goin said.  “In this cycle, we received four such proposals, not only for food on weekends, but also for snacks during the school day and take-home dinners during the week.  Our children not having enough to eat at home is a troubling development.  It warrants our attention as a community.”

According to a news release issued by Single Socks, the following organizations were awarded grants:

 

  • Grant County Community Food Pantry (coordinated by The Commons Center for Food Security and Sustainability) — $3,013 for purchase of food for distribution to families in need.
  • St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Parish of Silver City — $3,013 for purchase of food for distribution to families.
  • Gila/Cliff Mobile Food Pantry (coordinated by The Commons) — $1,938 for purchase of food for distribution to families.
  • The Silver City Gospel Mission — $3,013 to improve the quality and quantity of food served at their soup kitchen and distributed through the Gospel Mission’s food box program.
  • Mining District Mobile Food Pantry — (coordinated by The Commons) — $3,013 for purchase of food for distribution to families.
  • Supporting People in Need (“SPIN”) — $2,411 for hot meals provided through SPIN’s “day program” and at their transitional house.
  • Mimbres Valley Health Action League — $1,085 for purchase of food for distribution to families.
  • Francis Associates — $2,637 for purchase of food for distribution to families.
  • Hachita Mobile Food Pantry — (coordinated by The Commons) — $851 for purchase of food for distribution to families.
  • Summer Alimento Backpack Program (coordinated by The Commons) — $1,157 for food for children during the summer school break.
  • Center for Frontier Communities – $3,013 for purchase of fresh produce from local growers; purchased produce will be distributed to area food pantries for distribution to families.
  • Gila Valley Community Partners – $829 for children’s “Book and Bag Program,” “Senior Weekend Soup Program,” and emergency food boxes.
  • San Lorenzo Elementary School – $3,013 for food for children during the summer school break.
  • Silver Consolidated School System – $3,013 for snacks for school children during the school day, and “Sack Suppers” to take home for weekday and weekend dinners.

 

For more information on Single Socks’ funding criteria, visit www.singlesocks-sc.org.

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