Virginia Peninsula Foodbank - $1,500 to purchase nutritious child-friendly food items that will go home in portable bags with 60 elementary school students identified as at risk for food insecurity at Botetourt Elementary every Friday so they will be nourished over the weekends.
Gloucester United Emergency Shelter Team - $3,000 to support the operating expenses for providing shelter, resources, and advocacy for the homeless population of the Middle Peninsula.
Bread for Life Community Food Pantry, Inc. - $2,000 to support the ongoing work of the Pantry to feed the hungry in Gloucester. Bread for Life estimates it will handle 800,000 pounds of food in 2019, and about one-fourth must be purchased.
Avalon Center - $1,000 to support those affected by domestic and sexual abuse in the Gloucester Community through counseling, legal advocacy, hospital accompaniment, shelter & youth programs.
Gloucester Mathews Care Clinic - $1,000 to support our Acute Care Clinic, providing care for patients with episodic medical conditions such as colds, flu, rash, undiagnosed pain, etc. Acute Care includes appointments during each weekday and one evening per week.