Greenhouse Ministries accepted a grant for $20,000 from Publix Super Market Charities on Aug. 31 at their headquarters in Lakeland, Florida.
The grant provided money to stock the food pantry and provided a sponsorship for Greenhouse Ministries' GameDay Event to raise money for their new building. The grant also provided Greenhouse Ministries with the funds to purchase a new box truck to do food and furniture pickups. Greenhouse Ministries' Investor Relations Specialist, Sarah Gwinn, describes the excitement from receiving the grant.
"This generous grant from Publix Super Markets Charities is a huge blessing to our organization," Gwinn said. "This corporate grant will enable us to continue fighting hunger for many years to come with the purchase of a new box truck and funding support of our food pantry. We would be hard pressed to grow our programs without the partnership of our local stores and Publix Super Markets Charities!"
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.