Thank you General Mills for your generous grant of $20,000 to support the Phoenix Rescue Mission's Nourishing Hope: Feeding the Hungry in Phoenix Program.
The impact this program had over the past twelve months included:
- Providing 330,554 healthy meals for homeless children and adults in the congregate dining rooms of our men's shelter and the Changing Lives Center for Women and Children.
- Distributing thousands of sack lunches and 1,116,479 bottles of water to homeless people through our Hope Coach during the scorching Phoenix summers, it was imperative that the homeless people have plenty of water to avoid heat exhaustion or heat stroke.
Providing more than 10,000 food bags filled with nutritious nonperishable items (fruits, vegetables, tuna, peanut butter, etc.) to working poor families who struggle to make ends meet. Each food bag can feed a family of four for up to four days.
General Mills' grant provided for more that 25,000 of these meals!
Thank you for your compassion for our hungry and homeless and working poor individuals and families in our community!