UPDATES: WHAT'S NEW?
Greetings,

I hope everyone is staying cool! This month we have some great events as well as exciting news about Sean, the new manager for the MAHN project. Read below for more!
GRANTS: WHAT'S AVAILABLE?
The Walmart Foundation is accepting applications through its Community Grant Program. Grants can be up to $2,500 for nonprofits that focus on hunger relief and healthy eating, sustainability, women’s economic empowerment, and/or career opportunities. Grants are due on December 31st. Learn more or apply here.
EVENTS: SAVE THE DATE!
Calling all Emergency Food Providers in Norristown! On Thursday, August 6th at 3:30pm there will be a meeting to brainstorm how everyone can utilize the $10,000 grant received from the North Penn Community Health Foundation. The participants will get to collectively decide how to spend the funds in a way that will strengthen the food system in Norristown. Come to this first meeting with ideas! All emergency food providers are welcome (this is for both food pantries and emergency kitchens). It will be at CADCOM’s Conference Room at 113 East Main Street, Norristown, PA 19401. If you have any questions, please call Liz Peteraf, Catholic Social Services at 610.279.7372 or epeteraf@chs-adphila.org.

The Sole Harvest 5k is now open for registration! All proceeds will support the Norristown Hospitality Center! It is on Saturday, September 12th. Register here.

The Pennsylvania Food Security Coalition is meeting on October 16th at 10:00am. The meeting is at the Central Pennsylvania Food Bank at 3908 Corey Road, Harrisburg, PA 17109. Contact Sheila Christopher for more information at sachristopher@pafoodbanks.org
MONTHLY HIGHLIGHTS!
As of this month, Sean Breslin from Philabundance will be helping lead MAHN’s efforts in MontCo! Sean has been working with Philabundance for a bit more than a year with the Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP), and he’ll be taking over Sam’s role at MAHN and in coalition meetings. He’s looking forward to meeting as many folks as possible in Montgomery County to learn about the region and the people you serve. He will be working to establish a food redistribution network that serves area pantries, and starting next month he will take over this newsletter. Look for more updates from him as the year continues, and if you see Sean at a meeting, come say hello!

This also means that it is my (Sam’s) last newsletter- I’m finishing my AmeriCorps year with Philabundance and will be moving on to grad school next year! Thanks so much to everyone for working with me this year, it’s been a pleasure getting to know everyone and help start this project. I can’t wait to hear how it moves forward!
 
COALITIONS: AROUND THE COUNTY!
The InterCounty Food Network will meet from 10:00am-12:00pm on September 14th. It will be held at Daily Bread Pantry at 845 Gravel Pike, Schwenksville, PA 19473. Contact Monica Oswald at foodcupboard@theopenlink.org
The Nutrition Coalition is meeting at 9:00am on August 20th at the Lamb Foundation, 114 North Main Street North Wales, PA 19454. Contact Julie McCabe for more information at Julie@mannaonmain.org.
Advocates Against Hunger will have their next meeting in August at the Montgomery County Foundation, Inc, at 6 Sentry Parkway, East, Suite 302. Contact Kary LaFors at AdvocatesAHLaFors@aol.com.
The Eastern coalition is planning on meeting again in September. Contact Pat Druhan at pdruhan@cadcom.org to get updates about upcoming meetings.

That’s all, thanks everyone!
MAHN Newsletter, 8.3.15
For more information, contact montcoantihungernetwork@gmail.com
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