Orlando Sentinel Family Fund Supports Family Stability Program

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Orlando Sentinel Family Fund awards local hunger relief agency Community Food & Outreach Center with a $15,000 grant for its “Passport to Prosperity Program.”

We are impressed with their one-stop holistic approach by not just feeding those in need, but also working to help get families on the road to self-sufficiency

Families struggling to rebuild their lives as a result of the economic downturn will have the opportunity to find stability thanks to the Orlando Sentinel Family Fund. The Family Fund recently awarded Community Food & Outreach Center, a local hunger relief agency with a $15,000 grant for its “Passport to Prosperity Program.”

This program provides essential educational and goal setting elements for adults and allows the organization to truly have an impact on the root causes of poverty and food insecurity. The program is progressive with each workshop building on skills the clients have learned from previous workshops. The goal is to decrease the "hunger learning gap", address the needs of the entire household, provide mentor opportunities, and reduce barriers to participation.

“The Orlando Sentinel Family Fund is proud to help Community Food & Outreach Center help struggling families in Central Florida. We are impressed with their one-stop holistic approach by not just feeding those in need, but also working to help get families on the road to self-sufficiency” stated Lisa Jacobsen, the Sentinel’s Charitable Giving and Communications Manager. “We are grateful to the Orlando Sentinel Family Fund for recognizing the impact this program has on our neighbors in need” stated Andrae Bailey, Executive Director.

Community Food & Outreach Center is a local non-profit whose mission is to provide a hand up for those in need, helping them to break free from poverty by offering hunger relief, crisis care, transformative education, and employment training opportunities. To learn more about the center, go to http://www.communityfoodoutreach.org or by phone at (407) 650-0774.

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