Heart of the City Receives $10,000 Grant

The Heart of the City Mission Foundation (HOTC) announced recently that it has received $10,000 to help fund the distribution of rescued food items to underserved households in areas of food insecurity for the calendar year of 2020.  

“I am delighted to share that the Board of Directors has approved a $10,000 grant to Heart of the City Mission Foundation to help fund its distribution of rescued food items,” said Meg Distler, Executive Director, St. Joseph Community Health Foundation.  “As we look to 2020, our Foundation has set a goal of supporting assistance efforts for ‘vulnerable, food-insecure individuals in Allen County to access nutritious food with dignity.’  Thank you for sharing God’s love to so many vulnerable individuals in our community.”

St. Joseph Community Health Foundation board members toured the Heart of the City Mission Foundation, located on Cass Street, meeting individuals and volunteers connected with the food rescue and distribution program.

“One of the special conditions of this grant requirement was asking us to show how we holistically approach and help those we serve with a sense of purpose,” explained Timothy Stauffer, co-chair of the HOTC board.  “Providing access through distributing rescued food to under-served households in the heart of our city helps to not only empower those we serve, but helps build their own sustainability by nourishing their mind, body, and spirit.”

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 or tour the HOTC facility, contact Timothy Stauffer, HOTC Board of Directors Co-Chair, by email at stauffer.timothy@gmail.com or by phone at 260-413-7920 (cell) or 260-444-2901 (office).