Food Bank nets $10K grant from Red Nose Day fund


From staff reports

Monday, December 4, 2017

Food Bank of the Albemarle will use a $10,000 grant from the Red Nose Day Child Hunger fund to provide healthy snacks to children whose parents receive services through the Women, Infants and Children program.

The food bank announced it had received the grant from the Red Nose Day fund last week. It plans to use the money to continue a partnership with Albemarle Regional Health Services, which provides WIC services in the region.

On a monthly basis, the food bank’s snack program with ARHS serves approximately 1,500 children ages 1-5 in Pasquotank, Perquimans, Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Gates and Bertie counties.

“Food Bank of the Albemarle greatly appreciates this grant funding from Red Nose Day,” said Liz Reasoner, Executive Director. “Children are some of the most vulnerable to hunger, and often left to wonder why there is so little food in the house. These programs give children supplemental, nourishing food and snacks that help them grow and be their best.”

Red Nose Day, which was first held in the United Kingdom in 1988, has raised more than $1 billion to fight poverty across the world. Food banks have received $4.3 million from the fund since Red Nose Day began in the U.S. in 2015.