Greenhouse Ministries accepted a grant for $20,000 from Publix Super Market Charities.
The grant will provide money for childhood nutrition through targeted food purchases. The grant also provided Greenhouse Ministries with the funds to purchase new commercial grade refrigerators and freezers. These new units will replace their donated used units and will allow them to keep more dairy and produce at the correct temperature for their clients. Greenhouse Ministries' full-time food pantry volunteer, Bettie Markham, shares her excitement about the new refrigerators and freezers.
"I can't even begin to describe what a difference this makes in our food pantry," Markham said. "Everything is so much more organized and I can actually see what food we have/don't have now. They are the most beautiful things-if you can call a refrigerator beautiful!"
Publix Charities donated $5 million overall to the Feeding America Network. This generous donation continues Publix Super Markets Charities' commitment to meeting the basic needs of the communities it serves.
Greenhouse Ministries is a nonprofit organization that offers a holistic approach to helping people. Greenhouse Ministries offers to help, educate and connect. Greenhouse helps by providing food, clothes, toiletries, household items, legal clinic, nursing clinic, and much more. Greenhouse educates by offering classes from budgeting to GED tutoring. Greenhouse connects by connecting clients with jobs, housing and other resources. Greenhouse was co-founded by Cliff and Jane Sharp in 1999 after the couple worked for the local pregnancy center and had a calling to serve those in need. Seventeen years later, Greenhouse Ministries has thrived and acquires donations of food, furniture and clothing every day, and every day the organization provides those items for individuals and families in need. Built on Christian principles, the motto of Greenhouse is "planting hope in the 'Boro," and the organization strives to help clients go from needing to giving back.