Gateway's Student Food Pantry Awarded $100,000 Grant
The Gateway Foundation, a fundraising arm for Gateway Community & Technical College, was among four local recipients of Impact 100's grants valued at $100,000 each.
The funds will support Gateway's Food for Thought Pantry.
Impact 100 is a women's philanthropic organization that seeks to improve communities across Greater Cincinnati.
The awards have been handed out for nineteen years.
"Amid the pandemic and remaining steadfast to the mission of Impact 100, we had to pivot quickly to bring the Annual Awards Celebration to life in a new landscape for our members and the nonprofit community,” said Fran Bitzer, Impact 100's chief party officer. “Learning how to put on a virtual event was certainly challenging at times, but we had an awesome committee working tirelessly to bring it all together. As the marquee event of Impact 100, I'm excited that we were able to successfully transition to a virtual event and continue to inspire as well as award four grants to our nonprofit recipients!”
This year's awards presentation was presented virtually.
Gateway's Food for Thought Pantry will use the funds to expand to three campus locations to include fresh food options by adding storage and refrigeration. The program seeks to remove barriers to academic success such as food insecurity and economic instability.
Other recipients of Impact 100 grants include Women Helping Women, New Life Furniture Bank, and Changing Gears.