The Community Foundation of the Eastern Shore (CFES) awarded $1,000 from the Help Your Neighbor Fund to the Delmarva Evangelistic Church (DEC) for the replenishment of the organization’s food pantry.
The food pantry ministry and its volunteers feed people in many ways: physically, spiritually and emotionally. The pantry is open at 407 W. Gordy Road on the third Wednesday of every month and they also provide emergency assistance upon request.
The Help Your Neighbor Fund was initiated by the Community Foundation in response to an increasing need for assistance required by local families and individuals who have been impacted by the economy and overwhelmed traditional assistance programs. Since its inception in 2008, the Help Your Neighbor Fund has provided over $140,000.00 in emergency assistance to thousands of Lower Eastern Shore families and individuals to meet basic needs.
More than 80 grants have been awarded to local organizations with a proven capacity to assure financial assistance gets to the families most in need in the area.
To support the CFES Help Your Neighbor Fund, please visit www.cfes.org or call 410-742-9911.