Single Socks, a Silver City non-profit thrift store, announced that it has awarded $16,000 in grants to six Grant County anti-hunger organizations and projects. The grants were awarded as part of the organization's fall 2023 Grant Cycle. Since its inception in 2009, Single Socks has given away more than $586,000 to local food pantries, prepared meals, schools, and other food distribution organizations that serve families in need.
The following organizations were awarded grants according to a news release issued by the organization:
■ The Commons Center for Food Security and Sustainability -- $4,000.for purchase of food for distribution to families in need.
■ St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Parish of Silver City -- $4,000. for purchase of food for distribution to families.
■ The Silver City Gospel Mission -- $4,000.to improve the quality and quantity of food served at their soup kitchen and distributed through the Gospel Mission's food box program.
■ Supporting People in Need ("SPIN") -- $4,000.for hot meals provided through SPIN's "day program" and at their transitional house.
Single Socks board president Jennifer Lepisko expressed gratitude for the collective effort to address the hunger situation in Grant County.
"The Single Socks board is grateful to these organizations for the support they provide to our community. Though we can't support a larger population, we are doing our best to support those groups offering assistance here in Grant County. In the words of Rene Jules Dubos a microbiologist, environmentalist, pathologist and humanist, 'Think globally, act locally', this is where we can all get involved."
In the news release, Single Socks also expressed its appreciation to the organization's dedicated volunteers, customers, employees, and the many contributing members of our community.
For more information on Single Socks' funding criteria, visit www.singlesocks-sc.org