We are proud to announce that our newest community project, Homework Diners, will be supported through a People In Need Grant from The Community Foundation of WNC. Their investment will go a long way to ensure that we will be able to provide a free, fresh and healthy, weekly meal at three local middle schools in the coming year. These Homework Diners are an opportunity to bring students, families and their community together for fellowship over food, and provide an opportunity for students to get academic support from school staff and community volunteers. In addition, parents and community members will have a chance to take part in additional educational opportunities of their own as various service providers and nonprofits host workshops and training sessions on issues ranging from health and wellness to literacy and credit counseling. Each Homework Diner is held at one of three middle schools - Erwin, Enka and Asheville Middle but each is open to community members within each school district.
About The Community Foundation of WNC
The Community Foundation is a nonprofit serving eighteen counties in Western North Carolina. The Foundation is a permanent regional resource that facilitated more than $18.9 million in charitable giving last year. CFWNC inspires philanthropy and mobilizes resources to enrich lives and communities in Western North Carolina. More information can be found at www.cfwnc.org.
The Community Foundation offers People in Need Grants up to $20,000 for outstanding programs or projects that promise significant impact for economically-disadvantaged people in our mountain communities. Grants are funded in part by the Janirve Legacy Fund and CFWNC affiliate funds and fundholders.