Homebound Meals, Inc. Executive Director Barb Umber announced that a $2,500 grant has been received in support of the continuing efforts of our non-profit organization, “Special thanks to the Glick organization graciously donating this grant to assist with getting hot medically tailored meals to seniors in our financially challenged sector. This contribution will assist Homebound Meals in delivering over 36,000 meals this year to Fort Wayne residents in our program. We are humbled and grateful.”
This grant was announced in observance of World Food Day, a global day of action for those who are food insecure, October 16, 2017, the Gene B. Glick Company announced it has awarded more than $300,000 to 50 organizations across eight states that are working to end food insecurity through Glick Philanthropies, a family of charitable entities, funds and initiatives focused on building community and creating opportunity.
“Our company has a long and proud tradition of giving back to the communities where we operate through our corporate social responsibility efforts and association with Glick Philanthropies,” said David Barrett, president and CEO of the Gene B. Glick Company and Glick Philanthropies. “People form the heart of our communities, and we cannot build great communities when our neighbors go to bed hungry. This program helps provide meals for children, families and seniors who lack consistent access to high-quality, nutritious food, and reduces food insecurity as an obstacle to self-sufficiency.”
Forty-two million Americans –about one in eight– struggle with hunger, according to data from Feeding America. That includes 13 million children and more than 5 million seniors. Too often, individuals and families facing food insecurity in the United States must choose between their nutrition and basic needs such as utilities, medical care and transportation in order to make ends meet.
The 50 organizations selected for Feeding Those in Need grants were nominated by Gene B. Glick Company employees at various apartment communities across the U.S. Employees were asked to recommend the two local organizations and programs they believe make the biggest impact in addressing hunger and food security in the communities where they live and work. The Gene B. Glick Company includes 5 apartment communities in Fort Wayne, some of which have residents receiving meals from Homebound Meals, Inc of Fort Wayne.