No Child Goes Hungry (NCGH) is pleased to donate $500 to BetterALife, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Loudoun County, Virginia. Its members go door-to-door to supply lunch to registered low-income and section eight communities in its region. The grant from NCGH will be used to help BetterALife supply meals to community members at an upcoming hunger relief event in July and help expand its capabilities to build a food pantry to meet the additional needs for hunger relief in Loudoun County.
“We are in high need of funds for the food that will feed the families at our upcoming event in July and our monthly door-to-door feedings,” said Elizabeth M. Ford, BetterALife Inc. President. “For now, we are home-based, but I have been trying to grow BetterALife this year in hopes that I will have a full-time area that people can visit to eat and get food. No Child Goes Hungry’s support will help us continue to meet the immediate hunger-relief needs in our community.”
Only July 31, BetterALife will host the Purcellville Cares and Hope Event. Ford says that BetterALife is looking to its local churches, businesses, community service organizations, and volunteers to bring a day of hope to Purcellville, VA. In addition to a free meal, the event will offer those in need such valuable services as a free eye exam, a professional family photo for their home, résumé writing services, new school items for kids, including backpacks, shoes, and clothes, and haircuts.
“It’s not easy going to school with nothing and feeling embarrassed,” said Ford. “We want to help our neighbors and friends in need to make this a better year.”
“I’m proud to partner with BetterALife and support both their hunger relief mission and their upcoming Purcellville Cares and Hope Event,” said NCGH Founder and Director Kären Rasmussen. “Their efforts remind us all that beyond the basic need for food and shelter, so many families need more support to get back on their feet after the devastating losses caused by the COVID-19 crisis. Shoes, a haircut, an eye exam—they are services that so many people can easily access without much worry. For those struggling just to put food on the table, these other necessities too often have to go unfulfilled. I am inspired and hopeful that thanks to the generosity and compassion of people like Elizabeth and her BetterALife supporters that we will all be enjoying better times soon.”
To support the upcoming BetterALife Purcellville Cares and Hope Event, visit the BetterALife website and select Purcellville Cares and Hopes for your donation option.
To learn how NCGH can help support your local hunger advocacy initiative, contact us today.