The Greater Richmond Interfaith Program (GRIP) has launched its 2nd annual Countdown to End Hunger in Richmond—a campaign to raise $20,000 in support of its emergency shelter and soup kitchen.
The 45-day campaign goes on from Nov. 15 to Dec. 31. Local organizations, businesses and residents are encouraged to make gifts to the campaign, which will be matched dollar for dollar by The East Bay Community Foundation.
“We are asking people to contribute anything they can. Every little bit helps. Community members are encouraged to join the ‘lunch money challenge’ and donate a week of what they would normally spend on lunch in support of this campaign,” said Kia Croom, Community relations Director at GRIP.
“We believe no child in our community should go hungry. And by Dec. 31, we will have served over 12,000 meals and sheltered more than 100 homeless men, women and children this holiday season. We need your help,” she said.
GRIP is the leading homeless services provider in Richmond and West Contra Costa County. GRIP programs and services benefit 15,000 residents of Richmond and surrounding West Contra Costa neighborhoods.
Learn more about GRIP or make a charitable contribution to the Countdown to End Hunger in Richmond or www.gripcommunity.org or contact Kia Croom at (510) 233-2141 ext. 304.