Farmers to Families Food Box Program

By Gaither Stephens

COAD, St. Vincent de Paul, Cheney Brothers, and GA Foods will be partnering this coming Friday, July 24th to distribute fresh produce, dairy and meats to our local community.  The event will take place at Franz Ross Park beginning at 9:30am.  The Park is located at 19333 Quesada Avenue in Port Charlotte.  This is a “free event” for all.

Thank You for Another Great Leader Award Breakfast!

By Gaither Stephens

Thank you for another great Leader Award Breakfast! We had an amazing turnout and want to thank our sponsors, awardees, and attendees for making the 2020 Leader Award Breakfast and incredible success!  As promised, here are the slides from the event: A special shout out to Audrey at Grafico Industries for our awesome program!

Gulf Coast Partnership Debuts New Community Snapshot Dashboard!

By Gaither Stephens

The new Community Snapshot Dashboard contains data from projects going back more than seven years.  The dashboard is fully interactive and has the ability to apply multiple filters simultaneously to the data.  The dashboard is available on the front page of the Gulf Coast Partnership website as well as on its own page located at…

Gulf Coast Partnership Awarded $252,790 for Tier 1 Projects by HUD

By Gaither Stephens

On January 14, 2020, HUD announced $2.16 billion in grants to provide funding to 6,595 local homeless housing and service programs across the U.S. and its territories. These Continuum of Care (CoC) grants provide funding for efforts by nonprofit providers, states, and local governments to quickly rehouse individuals and families experiencing homelessness and provide support…

EDITORIAL:Violence against homeless is problem for all

By Gaither Stephens

OUR POSITION: The homeless need to know we won’t tolerate violent crime against them. Juan Sebastian was asleep on a picnic table in Arcadia when he was held down and beaten by three men. His death from that brutal attack is a stark reminder of the vulnerability of our homeless population. Sebastian, usually seen pushing…