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2024 Summer Grant Recipients

Because of the overwhelming generosity of Knox Countians during the 2023 FFTH Drive, reserve funds were set aside for Summer Grants. The grants prioritized food initiatives that supplement food for children and teens whose primary source of food is the free or reduced breakfast and lunch given to them during the school year. Other food programs were also encouraged to apply.

The following 15 local organizations have been awarded a total of $29,500 in grant funds to help support their food initiatives from June to September 2024.

Alcohol and Drug Freedom Center of Knox County

$1,000

Central Christian Church Food Pantry

$3,000

Covenant Church Food Pantry

$2,000

East Knox Local Schools

$3,000

First Church of the Nazarene - Father's Table/Father's Pantry

$3,000

Gay Street United Methodist Hot Meals

$2,000

Hot Meals, First Congregational United Church of Christ

$2,000

Knox Area Transit

$2,000

Lazarus Life Ministries

$1,000

Martinsburg Activity Center

$2,000

MV SDA Hill Church - Knox County Hot Meals

$1,000

New Directions Domestic Abuse & Rape Crisis Center of Knox County

$1,500

The Church On The Rise Food Pantry Ministry

$2,000

The Salvation Army

$2,000

Cornerstone Community Church 

$2,000

2023 Drive Grant Recipients

The following local organizations have been awarded grants

to help support their food initiatives throughout 2024.

21 grants totaling $39,500 have been awarded!

The grants were made possible from excess funds allocated from the

2022 Food For The Hungry Drive

Central Christian Church Food Pantry

$2,000

CHOMP Free Produce Market at Mount Vernon Mulberry Church

$2,000

Church on the Rise Food Pantry

$2,000

Cornerstone Community Church Hot Meals Program

$2,000

Covenant Church Food Pantry

$2,000

The Escape Zone

$2,000

First Congregational United Church of Christ Hot Meals Program

$1,500 

First Presbyterian Church Hot Meals Program

$2,000

Freedom Center: A Drug & Alcohol Rehab Center

$1,000

Gay Street United Methodist Church Hot Meals Program

$2,000

Jacqueline McCalla-Cordle Children’s Fund

$3,000

Knox County Career Center Food Pantry

$2,000

Knox Learning Center - food for students

$2,500

Lazarus Life Ministries - a recovery for men coming out of addiction

$1,500 

LifePoint Church Backpacks of Hope

$2,500

New Directions Domestic Violence Support Center

$1,000

Say a Prayer Ministries/In Joy Food Pantry

$1,500

Sharing Shed of Millwood Church of Christ

$1,000

First Naz of Mount Vernon Father’s Table Food Pantry and Hot Meals

$3,000

TouchPointe Marriage and Family Resources - Knox Works Program 

$1,500

Winter Sanctuary Emergency Homeless Shelter

$1,500

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