Matching-funds challenge nets $5K for Food for Thought

By on December 16, 2017

 With the generous support of the community, Food for Thought, an all-volunteer nonprofit, earned a $2,500 matching grant from the Outer Banks Community Foundation by raising $2,500 from donors prior to a Nov. 30 deadline.

These funds are specifically for the nonprofit’s endowment fund to help feed area youth.

“Once again, Dare County community donors stepped up and helped us raise the funds so that the combined funds of $5,000 from the Outer Banks Community Foundation will help feed 20 children much-needed healthy meals every weekend for an entire school year,” said Linda White, president of Food for Thought.

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“This program is really making a positive difference,” she said. “Thanks to caring community members, Food for Thought has helped to feed more than 5,900 children healthy meals, building strong minds on the Outer Banks over the last 11 years.”

Food for Thought established its endowment fund with the Outer Banks Community Foundation in late 2006, to provide dependable funding for its mission for years to come. Each year, it can receive an annual distribution from its endowment for charitable purposes, of up to 5 percent of the fund balance, while the principal remains invested in perpetuity.

Food for Thought is one of 21 local nonprofits selected to participate in this matching-fund challenge provided by the Outer Banks Community Foundation.

Food for Thought is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that provides healthy, non-perishable breakfasts and lunches on the weekends for 600 Dare County preschool, elementary, middle and some high school students who meet specific criteria.

Over the years, the program has been recognized by a number of prominent organizations throughout the region, state and community.

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For more information about contributing or participating in Food for Thought, send an email to Linda White.

For more information about the Outer Banks’ program, visit Food for Thought.

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