Once again, we had the pleasure of assisting local girl scout Jaelah Thomas collect a variety of foods for the non-profit organization, Mom’s Pantry. Jaelah chose to host a canned food drive as her service project due to the severity of hunger in Arizona.
Mom’s Pantry is a local community food bank built on the bedrock of a single promise – that no man, woman or child – go hungry. “Since we opened in May of 2013 we've been able to distribute over 60,000 pounds of food to over 2,500 families in our community, said Food Bank Director Joe Martinez.” “This would not be possible without the faithful support of organizations like the Girl Scouts chapter that's promoting our food drives. The collection of these nonperishable items is so vital! What will be pulled together through these food drives will directly impact families during this fall season. We are extremely proud of the Girl Scouts and their devotion to aiding organizations like ours.”
For more information or to get involved, visit http://www.momspantryphoenix.org/.
Jaburg & Wilk Foundation
The Jaburg & Wilk Foundation is a non-profit foundation committed to enriching the quality of life for the residents of Arizona by fostering private giving and strengthening smaller service providers. To this end, the Foundation awards grants to local non-profit organizations involved in the arts, education, children, at-risk programs, and other community-based efforts. The Foundation grants are awarded after approval of the Grant Committee.
Community Grant Guidelines
Priority is given to:
- Well-run, financially sound organizations. For example, strong board participation and stable management, diverse source of revenues and earned income opportunities.
- Organizations whose mission and proposed project address a current and proven public need for people living and/or working in Maricopa or Pinal counties.
- Applicants that demonstrate strong community support for their organizations and its projects. For example, diversity of other funding sources and community resources or number of diverse participants in the program, project or organization.
- Organizations that show an effective and efficient delivery of program services. For example, greater than 80% of the organization expenses are spent on program services.
Applications may be submitted at any time to firstname.lastname@example.org.