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Impact Polk 2017: Help of Fort Meade’s Help in Times of Need Program

Impact Polk grant through the George W. Jenkins Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation

This is a high-poverty community and many of the residents live from paycheck to paycheck. This project provides short term assistance with rent/mortgage, utility, food, and personal items such as adult pull-ups or diapers for low income families experiencing a temporary financial crisis. Additionally, this project will allow Help of Fort Meade to purchase meats, bread, milk, and other food items that are not normally donated to our pantry due to their limited shelf life. These items will be given to our local residents in need of food and also, if needed, will be used to supplement our monthly USDA food distribution for the elderly, disabled, and very low income residents of Fort Meade.

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About Impact Polk 2017

Impact Polk is an annual grant program of the GiveWell Community Foundation with the goal of addressing community needs throughout Polk County. To learn more about Impact Polk, click here.

About Help of Fort Meade

HELP of Fort Meade is a non-profit 501 c (3) Organization whose goal is to Help Empower Local People by providing educational opportunities, financial stability, and basic needs programs for the citizens in our community. To learn more about Help of Fort Meade, visit helpoffortmeade.iconosites.com.