VENICE, FL (Could 2, 2023) – Gulf Coast Group Basis (Gulf Coast) is thrilled to announce that its profitable Feeding Hungry Households manuscript – authored in collaboration with All Faiths Meals Financial institution – has been printed within the upcoming particular situation for Native Growth and Society, a nationwide, peer-reviewed journal. The manuscript will likely be featured in a particular situation on place-based philanthropic establishments and neighborhood improvement. To learn the publication, go to https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/26883597.2023.2192359?src=.
The manuscript reviewed the profitable collective impression initiative, Feeding Hungry Households created by Gulf Coast, its donors, and All Faiths Meals Financial institution to feed hungry households in Sarasota and DeSoto counties. Launched in 2014, the initiative targeted on gathering native information, rising neighborhood consciousness of the necessity, and launching the Marketing campaign Towards Summer season Starvation (CASH). In its first 12 months, our neighborhood raised greater than $1.2 million and 766,253 kilos of meals. Ten years later, greater than $14 million has been raised because the program’s inception.
“Investing within the effectivity and high quality of charitable meals distribution has offered welcome, helpful assist contributing to All Faiths’ profitable progress. Harnessing the strengths of many stakeholders, together with Sarasota County, has led to lasting enhancements which served us properly through the COVID-19 pandemic and Hurricane Ian. I’m proud to share this manuscript nationally within the hopes that it might probably help different areas and foundations,” stated Gulf Coast’s Director of Group Management Jennifer Johnston.
“In my tenure at Gulf Coast Group Basis, we switched from responsively reviewing grant functions to utilizing a collective impression mannequin to design initiatives to create methods change,” stated Gulf Coast’s President|CEO Mark Pritchett. “This manuscript is an instance of the ability of philanthropy to create long-lasting constructive change in live performance with a number of sectors. Our donors proceed to have interaction with All Faiths to fulfill rising wants throughout our area, together with in DeSoto County, and post-Hurricane Ian. It’s unbelievable to look again 10 years later and see the persevering with success of this. We’re honored to see this good work printed nationally,” concluded Pritchett.
Lengthy-term, the Feeding Hungry Households Initiative has elevated neighborhood capability to distribute nutritious meals and improved collaboration between All Faiths Meals Financial institution and accomplice businesses. Whereas Gulf Coast launched this nationwide award-winning effort, it has now transitioned efficiently to neighborhood possession and administration. Expanded neighborhood gardens, elevated recent produce at meals pantries, improved refrigeration for meat and dairy merchandise, and extra summer time feeding websites for kids have been sustained.
“A decade in the past, Gulf Coast Group Basis and All Faiths Meals Financial institution collaborated on an eye-opening research, which illustrated clearly the depth and scope of childhood starvation in our space,” stated Sandra Frank, CEO of All Faiths Meals Financial institution. “Since that point – with Gulf Coast’s and our neighborhood’s assist, and thru the strategic gathering and use of knowledge – we now have fed tens of hundreds of space college students and their siblings by means of the Marketing campaign Towards Summer season Starvation, launched our DeSoto County Meals & Useful resource Middle, fed and offered water to hundreds of residents impacted by Hurricane Ian, and a lot extra. We’re grateful to have such a strategic and beneficiant neighborhood accomplice like Gulf Coast.”
The manuscript highlights the worth of long-term, efficient collaboration between Gulf Coast and All Faiths Meals Financial institution. Gulf Coast and its donors proceed to assist All Faiths Meals Financial institution with information and experience, monetary assist, and empowerment to study by means of experimentation and evolve to fulfill new wants. The 2 organizations have proven the worth of a complete strategy to starvation aid. The Feeding Hungry Households manuscript is one instance of the ability of philanthropy to create lasting, constructive, community-wide change.
About Gulf Coast Group Basis
Headquartered in Venice, Fla. and with a second workplace in downtown Sarasota, Fla., Gulf Coast Group Basis has remodeled the area by means of daring and proactive philanthropy for over 25 years. Serving the wants of the area as a accomplice in philanthropy and chief in neighborhood initiatives, Gulf Coast has surpassed granting $510 million within the areas of: well being and human companies, civic and financial improvement, schooling, arts and tradition, and the surroundings. Gulf Coast was named one of many “Finest Nonprofits To Work For” nationally by The NonProfit Instances in 2010, 2011, 2017, 2020, 2021, and 2023. To study extra go to GulfCoastCF.org and observe us on Fb at @GulfCoastCommFnd.
About All Faiths Meals Financial institution
All Faiths Meals Financial institution is the one meals financial institution and largest starvation aid group in Sarasota and DeSoto counties, offering tens of millions of meals every year in collaboration with 480 packages and accomplice businesses all through the neighborhood. All Faiths works not solely to finish starvation at present but additionally strives to finish starvation – without end – by serving to households and people achieve long-term meals safety, get pleasure from higher well being outcomes, and obtain self-sufficiency. All Faiths is rated 4 stars by Charity Navigator and is a member of the Feeding America and Feeding Florida networks. For extra data, go to allfaithsfoodbank.org.