Sr. Maureen Faenza, CSJ
Co-Director, House of Bread, Inc.
860-549-4188 x 202
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
HOUSE OF BREAD, INC. RECEIVES LINCOLN FINANCIAL FOUNDATION GRANT
Hartford, CT, 11/22/2016 – House of Bread, Inc. has received a $10,000 grant from the Lincoln Financial Foundation in support of its Kids Café program. This grant will help pay for food, utilities, and operations of this essential feeding ministry.
Kids Café provides over 600 after school meals to needy children every week, at nine sites located throughout Hartford. About 100 volunteers prepare, package, and deliver healthy food to kids who are in danger of inadequate nutrition or going to bed hungry. Kids Cafes are located at Boys & Girls Clubs and YMCA. To volunteer, please contact Sebastian Kolodziej at 860-278-3561 x 235.
Lincoln Financial Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Lincoln Financial Group, believes in empowering people to live greater lives, which advances culture and empowers greater positive change. Its grant is part of Lincoln Financial’s annual $10 million investment in its local communities’ youth education, economic and workforce development, human well-being, and arts programs.
About House of Bread, Inc.
In 1980, House of Bread began as an outreach to Hartford’s north end homeless population, providing coffee and doughnuts on the streets. As staff came to know our neighbors and their needs, the mission focus widened. Today, House of Bread has four program areas: a soup kitchen and Kids Cafe that together serve over 750 meals daily; a day shelter for homeless individuals to access personal hygiene and social services; housing for formerly homeless men, women, and families; and education-based services for low-income adults. These include pre-GED tutoring for young mothers seeking to reenter the education system and/or workplace; training and certification for young people seeking food service jobs; and English language instruction and cultural navigation for post-resettlement refugees and immigrants. The latter are provided through Jubilee House, which operates in the Barry Square neighborhood of Hartford’s south end.
About Lincoln Financial Foundation
The Lincoln Financial Foundation, established in 1962, is a nonprofit organization formed and supported by Lincoln Financial Group. Under the Foundation guidelines, grants are made in the areas of arts, education, human services and economic/workforce development.