St. Joseph Community Health Foundation Empowers Those HOTC Serves

The Heart of the City Mission Foundation (HOTC) announced recently that it has received $15,000 to help fund the distribution of rescued food items from area restaurants and provide to underserved households in areas of food insecurity for the calendar year of 2022. 

"I am pleased to share that our Board of Directors met last night and approved a $15,000 grant for Heart of the City.  We are very honored by the opportunity to assist you in this important ministry.  Thank you for all you and your “team” do to help the most vulnerable.  We feel blessed to be able to invest in your food rescue program,” said Meg Distler, Executive Director, St. Joseph Community Health Foundation.

“They have been a mainstay of our funding for the last 5 years, one of the more substantial pieces. Their consistency has helped provide access through distributing rescued food to under-served households in the heart of Fort Wayne, Indiana. This helps to not only empower those we serve, but helps build their own sustainability by nourishing their mind, body, and spirit.” explained Timothy Stauffer, co-chair of the HOTC board.

The Heart of the City Foundation, Inc. was formed in 2010 to serve as an umbrella for several existing, stand-alone, non-incorporated inner city programs. Collectively, these programs serve the inner city families of central Fort Wayne, Indiana by providing inner city children and adults with life-skills, nourishment, education, mentoring, tutoring, and support services to help them become financially independent and successful. The ultimate goal of Heart of the City Mission Foundation, Inc is to break the cycle of generational poverty by making a difference one life at a time.

To learn more about how to support the food rescue program, or to arrange for a tour the HOTC facility, contact Timothy Stauffer, HOTC Board of Directors Co- Chair, by email at or by phone at 260-444-2901 (office).