JONESVILLE — Tri-County Christian Crisis Ministry is among 36 food assistance programs across Northwest North Carolina selected to receive up to $1,000 each in matching funds through a challenge grant opportunity provided by Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC.
“Since request for food assistance increases during this time of year, we will be using the grant monies to help stock our pantry,” said Heather Macy, executive director of Tri-C. “We are asking everyone with the means to give to make a gift, however great or small, to help us reach our goal of raising $500 by Dec. 31. A gift of $5 will become $10 through Second Harvest Food Bank’s Matching Grant program and help us to provide critical nutritional support for our neighbors in need.”
“Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC partners with over 400 charitable food assistance programs across 18 counties to nourish and strengthen our communities,” said Nikki McCormick, director of Agency Relations. “Our capacity grants program helps provide additional resources to address the significant problem of hunger in the tri-county area. Tri-County Christian Crisis Ministry is a vital resource to families and others struggling to make ends meet under a continued slow economic recovery in our area. We are pleased to be able to provide this additional support for their critical mission.”
All funds will be used toward shared maintenance fees/rural delivery fees to obtain healthy food available at Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest NC. While certain products are available at no fee and there are many additional benefits provided through the partnership with Second Harvest Food Bank, a fee is assessed on some available products to provide modest support for Second Harvest Food Bank operations, which benefit the local community.