The Garces Foundation has been named a 2021 Champion in Action for their efforts in COVID-19 relief. The award comes with $35,000 of unrestricted funding so the foundation can continue their work in empowering immigrants to achieve their full potential as citizens. The foundation will use the money to provide food boxes to even more families on their food pantry waiting list. 

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The Garces Foundation Food Pantry has provided 14,521 boxes of food to families in their local community with help from volunteers, donors, community partners, and local restaurants. Each box provides one week worth of food to a family in need. 

The food pantry began with funding from the Patricia Kind Foundation. During the COVID-19 pandemic, many families have struggled to put food on the table, so the Garces Foundation plans on continuing this program for as long as the funding allows. 

Families are given a code and notified where they can pick up their box, which is filled with fresh and nutritious food, at no cost to them. 

Robert Kurzban originally joined the Garces Foundation team as Grants Coordinator and has since been promoted to Director of Development. In this role, he utilises his wealth of knowledge in nonprofit development and fundraising. His team at RE:Writers also provides writing service to non profit organizations in the form of grant proposal development. 

This past year has been difficult for so many families, and immigrant communities have been hit especially hard with the pandemic, but the Garces foundation is doing its part to tackle food insecurity. 
People who want to help can go to the Garces Foundation website to learn more.