HOC Awarded Food Security Grant

by Diane Draheim, Executive Director, Seneca County House of Concern

The House of Concern is pleased to announce an exciting grant program with Seneca County Department of Human Services (DHS) called “The Food Security Program”.

The program will focus on stretching the food dollar and promoting food security. Food Security is defined by the World Health Organization as “when people have access to sufficient, safe, nutritious food to maintain a healthy and active life.” To promote food security, the program will train volunteers who can assist in educating consumers about the programs, agencies, and services available within the community to promote food security.

Also, consumers will be educated on how to make nutritious, budget conscious meal and food choices. Volunteers will assist consumers in filling out applications for food stamps, the Supplemental Nutriton Assistance Program (SNAP), other local food pantries, the Angel Food Ministries and the Food Sense Program.

I am currently looking for volunteers , this includes but is not limited to, people who may already work/volunteer in a food pantry to be be trained to be a part of this program.

There will be trainings held on July 20th 27th and August 3rd at 2:30. People who are trained may be able to volunteer at the House of Concern…at their own pantry…at their church…the possibilites are many and the benefits will be great to those in our community who are in need.

I hope I can count on you to help this program be a success.

You may contact Diane Draiheim by email bookwoman55@aol.com or phone (315)-568-2433 to sign up or just for more information.