Freestore Foodbank – Power Pack Program ($111,000 Grant)
Freestore Foodbank’s vision is to be the leader of a community mobilized to end hunger and address its causes. One way they are doing this is through the Power Pack Program that helps to feed a portion of the children in Hamilton County in Ohio and Campbell and Kenton counties in Kentucky who are at greatest risk for chronic hunger.
The Impact 100 grant helped the Power Pack Program increase the number of schools served, thereby assisting more children. The Impact 100 grant funded the program cost (including salaries, transportation, communication and operating expenses) for 500 children in the first year (2009); funded the program costs for 1000 children in the second year (2010) and funded the program costs for 2000 children in the third year (2011).
IKRON ($111,000 Grant)
IKRON -Integration of Knowledge and Resources for Occupational Needs was founded in 1969 as the University of Cincinnati Rehabilitation Center. In 1983, the Center went private and with help from community members, two professors purchased the building from the University of Cincinnati. The mission of IKRON is to assist adults and youth who use IKRON services to attain greater self sufficiency, live comfortable lives and obtain employment whenever possible.
The Impact 100 grant provided funds to renovate the third floor of their current building to serve additional clients and eliminate the waiting list. Specifically, the project:
- Renovated the third floor including new plumbing and carpet
- Repaired the roof and replaced the windows
- Installed an elevator to the third floor, and
- Renovated two areas for programming and two individual counseling room