No Child Goes Hungry (NCGH) is pleased to provide a $2,000 donation to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Columbia (UUCC) in Columbia, Maryland. The funds will support UUCC’s Food Insecurity program, its work with local elementary schools, and a local Thanksgiving Day meal event.
Howard County, where UUCC is located, has both affluent populations and many families that are food insecure.
“With the grant that we received from No Child Goes Hungry, we will continue to feed those children that do not have enough,” said Cindy Williams, chair of the congregation’s Food Insecurity Committee. “We will add two school programs, one at Talbott Springs Elementary School and Stevens Forest Elementary School. With this grant, we will provide food monthly for children to take home over the weekend, which will serve about 50 children.”
Williams said that UUCC would also leverage part of NCGH’s donation to support a small grassroots non-profit that partners with the school system and other non-profits to provide food over the holidays.
“We plan, with the help of our congregation, to provide food for a Thanksgiving meal along with a gift card to help supplement donated food,” said Williams. “This is a very difficult time across the county, and with this grant, we can make an impact on food insecurity in Howard County. We are so grateful to NCGH for supporting these programs.”
Rev. Kären Rasmussen, NCGH Founder and Director, says that UUCC’s plans for her donation exemplify what she loves most about NCGH’s support model.
“I love the trickle-down effect,” said Rev. Rasmussen. “I love how our support of UUCC will benefit Talbot Springs and Stevens Forest elementary schools and another grassroots organization in Howard County. When you put power into the hands of local, connected difference-makers in the form of funding, it’s an impact-multiplier. We are proud to be part of the process and proud to continue partnering with UUCC.”
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