No Child Goes Hungry (NCGH) is pleased to provide a $1000 donation to the Columbus Blessing Boxes Project in Central, OH. Blessing Boxes are outdoor cabinets in public places stocked with non-perishable food items, basic toiletries, baby supplies, and anything else that might be considered a blessing to someone who finds themselves in need. Items are anonymously donated and anonymously received. The organization will use the donated funds to build and initially stock six more Blessing Boxes around Central Ohio.
“Our Blessing Boxes operate from a simple philosophy,” said Gretchen Davis, Columbus Blessing Boxes President, and Founder. “Leave what you can, take what you need.”
Davis says her organization has established 60 Blessing Boxes around Central Ohio. The organization uses a variety of partnership methods to fund, build, supply, and host the box locations long-term.
“Sometimes, volunteers build Blessing Boxes for us to give to people that want to host a box or put into places of need. Other times, volunteers build boxes to put on their properties, such as churches. We have several volunteers able to construct boxes. We use basic building plans that can be easily modified if needed for a location.”
“We are proud to partner with the Columbus Blessing Boxes Program and further its efforts to established little free pantries in Central Ohio,” said NCGH Founder and Director Kären Rasmussen. “We believe that little free pantries are affordable and sustainable community solutions to the issue of food insecurity, and we value the opportunity to support the Columbus Blessing Boxes’ crucial work.”
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