A Fresno nonprofit dedicated to benefiting other Valley nonprofits presented an $80,000 check Thursday to its winning organization this year, Feed Our Future, as part of a special presentation at Olmos Elementary School in southeast Fresno.
Philanthropy Inspired by the Needs of our Community was founded in 2008 to help boost other nonprofits throughout the Fresno area. Thanks to the success of their “My Big Fat PINC Party” event on June 4 at Sunnyside Country Club, the nonprofit collected $15,000 more than its goal, raising $80,000 for Feed Our Future.
Thanks to the donation, Feed Our Future will open a new site at Olmos Elementary, where qualifying children can receive meals on the weekends when school isn’t in session. Many students go without food during the weekend and rely on school meals during the weekday.
Feed Our Future was started by Jessica Nazaroff and Shelby Dart at Addams Elementary. Olmos Elementary will be the third school site for the nonprofit, with additional funds helping 40 new children at Tilley Elementary, bringing the total number of children served to 400.
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Philanthropy Inspired will seek new applications for its 2017 beneficiary, with the top three nonprofits competing for the award in October.
Megan Ginise: 559-441-6614