Just a quick word to our ff family: we have become the elated recipients of our first major seed grant: $25,000 from jvpf-la – erica, capt. Carl and myself picked up the dandy check wed night at their annual banquet – it will go to scaling our little engine that could operation into its second year and beyond….
When we recieved the check wed nite, we learned that we had been selected from a pool of over 80 applicants (we actually were solicited for the grant based on our work, and had not ever formally applied) and became the first non-faith based grant jvpf has ever given out. It is a humbling, exciting and amazing time for the core team – knowing full well we could not have reached this point without the consistent hard work of our volunteers and the support of our partner pantries, sova and mend.
Thanks again to all at jvpf for their belief and offers of help and mentorship
Rick & the FF Core Team