The CRC’s Bill Owens, front and center, joined representatives of several other nonprofits last week at the The Columbus Foundation to celebrate the generosity of Medical Mutual. The CRC will be using a grant from Medical Mutual of Ohio to bring a “healthier eating” approach to its Choice Food Pantry. Also pictured are (from left): front row – John Edgar, Community Development for All People; Michelle Moskowitz Brown, Local Matters; Bill Owens; Jessica Sparks, Girls on the Run; Monica Kridler, Momentum; and Andrea Hogben, Medical Mutual of Ohio; and back row – Greg Henneman, Community Development for All People; Adam Fazio, Local Matters; Charles Noble, Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services; Jared Chaney, Medical Mutual of Ohio; Amber Hulme, Medical Mutual of Ohio; and Joy Bevins, Franklin County Department of Job and Family Services.
Two grants are helping the Clintonville-Beechwold Community Resources Center start the new year off on a high note.
The larger of the two comes from Medical Mutual of Ohio, which approved the CRC’s application to receive funds for a “healthy-eating” makeover of its Choice Food Pantry.
The grant provides 80 percent of the estimated $50,000 project, which will involve several collaborations the CRC will embark on as it improves the flow and presentation of food choices in its pantry and also enhances its education of healthy-eating options as neighbors utilize the pantry. The CRC’s pantry and material assistance facility is located at 14 W. Lakeview Ave.
The second grant was awarded by the Jean Griswold Foundation, and it honors the CRC’s transportation services offered to local seniors.
The CRC’s service of offering seniors transportation to and from medical appointments is free to seniors and relies on volunteer drivers.
Tasha Addy, manager for Griswold Home Care in Clintonville, presents CRC Executive Director Bill Owens with an award and grant for seniors medical transportation Jan. 18, 2017