The Food Connection was a 3-year project created with the mission, To alleviate hunger by improving the systems and services of food delivery in Charlotte County. Year 3 Food Connections partners were:

  • Discipleship Driven Ministries
  • Edgewater United Methodist Church
  • Englewood Helping Hand
  • Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
  • The Homeless Coalition
  • Human Services Department
  • Port Charlotte Seventh-day Adventist Church
  • Pilgrim Church
  • St. Francis of Assisi
  • St. Vincent de Paul – Sacred Heart
  • St. Vincent de Paul – San Antonio
  • St. Vincent de Paul – St. Charles Borromeo
  • St. Vincent de Paul – St. Maximilian Kolbe Conference
  • Trinity United Methodist Church

The goals of year 3 included:

  • Training more case managers
  • Expanding Getting Ahead classes
  • Increasing case management services
  • Decreasing high-end food pantry utilizers

Year 3 accomplished these goals by increasing the number case management services from 841 to 1066, an increase of almost 27%, expanding Bridges Out of Poverty training for case managers, and decreasing high-end utilizers from 261 in year 1 to only 25 in year 3.


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