Wednesday, March 7, 2012

SHARE and SCC receive Innovation Award for their anti-hunger outreaches

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Two of our programs - the Spanish Catholic Center and SHARE Food Network - recently received an Innovation Award from the Hunger Free Communities Network in recognition of their creative and highly effective approaches to fighting hunger (read more about the award here!). 

In particular, these programs reach out to recent immigrants and members of the Latino community who may be unfamiliar with programs like SNAP and who may require extra help, such as language classes and immigration aid, to find meaningful work. 

The SCC and SHARE help meet their immediate need for food. They teach them how to stretch their limited resources through food stamps and SHARE food packages. They educate them about making healthy food choices on a limited budget by conducting supermarket tours. And they empower people to improve their situation through education and employment.

The Innovation Award was presented on Saturday, February 25 at the Second Annual National Hunger Free Communities Summit, where Lily Echeverria, Family Support Worker and Employment Specialist at our Spanish Catholic Center, presented the video (below) outlining their work (you can also view the video here!). Congratulations to both programs - we appreciate all they do to ensure that our neighbors right here in the Washington, DC metropolitan region get the food and resources they need.

Read On!
News story from Partnership to End Childhood Hunger in Maryland on the Innovation Award

Support our work!
Purchase a SHARE Food Package this month - you'll save 50% on your groceries while helping your neighbors who are hungry!
You can make a donation directly to SHARE Food Network and/or to the Spanish Catholic Center.