Today Community Harvest Food Bank announced that it has received a grant of $7,500 through the “Feeding Those in Need” program, which aims to help feed those who are hungry or have food insecurity.
The grant program is a brand-new initiative of The Glick Fund at Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF), a part of Glick Philanthropies. The inaugural grants, totaling more than $250,000, went to 38 organizations across five states.
Gene and Marilyn Glick instilled philanthropic values in their own family and in the institutions they created including the Gene B. Glick Company, which is one of the largest privately owned property management firms in the U.S. Today, their legacy lives on through the generosity of the Glick Philanthropies (including the Glick Family Foundation and The Glick Fund), the members of the Glick family and the Gene B. Glick Company.
“The Glick Fund’s generous support will provide 30,000 meals to seniors in need,” said Carmen R. Griffith, CHFB Executive President. “This shows how much we can achieve when we work together for hunger relief.”
The goal of Feeding Those in Need is to increase access to nutritious food in the communities where Gene B. Glick Company apartment communities are located. All grantees were nominated by local Glick staff, who gave input about area food programs and which organizations could best make use of the funding.
“One of our most important values is supporting the communities where our properties are located,” said David O. Barrett, president and CEO of the Gene B. Glick Company and the Glick Family Foundation. “We aim to help children, families and seniors who struggle to have consistent access to high-quality, nutritious food. The ‘Feeding Those in Need’ program is one way to help address this issue.”
According to the USDA, one in six Americans faces hunger on a regular basis. Food insecurity, defined as a lack of access to or enough food, tops 20% in households with children.
“I couldn’t be prouder of our company’s longstanding tradition of service to our communities,” Barrett said. “This new grant program is another way we can fulfill our mission of being the industry leader in corporate social responsibility as well as fulfilling the mission of the Glick Philanthropies.”