Use of Funds
CWS is a member of the ActAlliance and is consistently rated highly as an efficient organization.
Five local hunger-fighting programs received grants from Church World Service equivalent to one-fourth of the funds raised in the 2010 CROP Hunger Walk. More than $26,500 was shared by these agencies :
Gleaners Food Bank (9%) has distributed more than 279 million pounds of food and grocery products since it opened in 1980. These resources go to central Indiana hunger relief programs such as food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters, and day care centers. Each recipient agency makes a modest contribution toward the cost of operating the Food Bank. Our funds are used especially toward ending childhood hunger in central Indiana. (Gleaners serves as the fiscal agent for our CROP Hunger Walk expenses.)
The Mid-West Food Bank(8%)
Second Helpings (4%) is a food rescue, job training, and hunger relief program serving greater Indianapolis. This program rescues prepared and perishable food, re-prepares it into nutritious meals, and distributes those meals to more than 60 social service organizations that feed hungry people. The rescued food is also used to train disadvantaged adults for careers in the culinary field, helping to eliminate hunger at its source. (Volunteers and staff serve at our water stop located at the Unitarian Universalist/Indianapolis church.)
St. Vincent de Paul Society (4%) uses their grant to help underwrite the Pratt-Quigley Client Choice food pantry which allows those in need to shop in a special store for groceries they are more likely to wisely use. (SVDP provides special logistical services for our Walk.)
The CROP Hunger Walk Organizing Team has designated these five agencies to share in the CWS grant from the 2011 Walk. We appreciate each agency’s willingness to help make our Walk Day a success!