Special thanks to these local companies and foundations that recently provided financial support that helps Saving Grace sustain our operations:
End-of-Year Grants: We are so appreciative of the support we receive through grant funding. Special thanks to these foundations that provided grants during November, December and January:
Amy L. Scott Family Foundation; Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska; Burlington Capital Foundation; David Scott Foundation; Leland and Dorothy Olson Foundation; Omaha Community Foundation; Sherwood Foundation; and Suzanne and Walter Scott Foundation;
Gardening for a Cause:
Presbyterian Church of the Master recently donated some of the proceeds from its 2016 Community Garden and Sunday Garden Mart to Saving Grace to help with hunger relief efforts. This donation will help provide fresh and wholesome food to those who are hungry.
Choice Dollars: Last year, 335,000 Thrivent Financial members chose to direct Choice Dollars to more than 32,000 churches, schools and other nonprofits. Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue was fortunate to be one of the recipients for this charitable outreach funding in 2016.
Supporting Our Cause: Special thanks to Weitz Investment Management and its employees who supported Saving Grace with end-of-year donations and a company match. We also want to give a shout out to Farm Credit Services of America for donating proceeds from its raffle of decorated Christmas trees to Saving Grace. We love it when companies and their employees come up with fun ways to support our work!
Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue received a grant from ConAgra Fo
ods in late 2016 for our perishable food pipeline that relieves food insecurity by locating
perishable food that is not currently being recovered from restaurants, grocery stores,
caterers, wholesalers and other food purveyors and matches it to the needs of local nonprofit agencies.
Left, Beth Ostdiek Smith, president and founder, and Mike Hemenway, 2016 board chair, accept the check during a presentation with ConAgra team members.
Woodmen Support: Woodmen of the World Life Insurance Society recently presented Saving Grace Perishable Food Rescue with a check.
Right, Beth Ostdiek Smith, president and founder, accepts the check from Bruce Moritz, director of financial outreach.