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home : news : lakelands & beyond August 22, 2017



5/2/2017 9:01:00 AM
Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina awarded $1,500 to Food Bank of Greenwood County in its 2017 Spring funding.

This grant bears the name of one of the guiding principles of the Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine, in omnibus caritas, meaning “in all things charity.”

Caritas grants are awarded to organizations meeting basic needs of underserved individuals and families living in poverty in South Carolina.  These organizations often act as a lifeline in their communities and provide valuable services to those most in need.  In total, 47 organizations were awarded Caritas spring 2017 funding for a total of $112,200 so that they may continue providing services to individuals and families in South Carolina.

Funding will support fresh food items and cold storage at the Food Bank’s “Sowing the Seeds” Program.  FBGC has found that many families experiencing food insecurity are unable to request assistance for a variety of reasons including strong sense of self-sufficiency and diminished perception of need.  With these barriers in mind, this program was designed to invite participants to invest a small amount toward their food security (between $1.50 and $5.00, depending on family size).  Greenwood

Nonprofit organizations working to meet the needs of the poor in South Carolina who are interested in learning more about the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina’s grant guidelines are encouraged to visits our website at www.sistersofcharitysc.com.

 

About the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, established in 1996, is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System. The Foundation is committed to addressing the needs of the poor and underserved in all 46 South Carolina counties, and strategically uses resources to reduce poverty through action, advocacy and leadership.

 



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