Well, this is exciting news!
The South Boston Association of Non Profits (SBANP) received $74,560 from the Boston Resiliency Fund this week, to help provide critical support to sustain and expand food access programs in the neighborhood.
“The South Boston Association of Nonprofits (SBANP) is grateful to Mayor Walsh and for donations through the Boston Resiliency Fund. Our grant will make sure the residents of South Boston have access to food during this crisis,” said Anna White, co-president of the South Boston Association of Nonprofits. “Through the leadership of the Association, member organizations will collaborate to ensure that food access is available at locations throughout the community. Food requests to our member organizations increase daily and this funding ensures the food needs in our neighborhood will be met.”
SBANP applied to the fund on behalf of multiple local nonprofits providing emergency food access to South Boston residents during the pandemic, including the South Boston Neighborhood House, St. Monica’s Food Pantry, Gavin Foundation, Fourth Presbyterian Church, Julie’s Family Learning Program, South Boston Action Center, Paraclete, Edgerley Family South Boston Boys & Girls Club, and South Boston Neighborhood Aid Network.
The funding provides financial support for four weeks of continued operations and steadily increasing demand. This is the first award to South Boston neighborhood organizations since the fund began awarding grants in mid-March.
Here’s a list of all the meal sites and food programs operating in South Boston.