You've most likely heard the Chinese proverb: Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. That concept is the reason the Food Bank provides nutrition education classes to children and their parents in addition to providing much-needed food to help families when they need assistance.
You can help fund these programs through two different fundraising challenges initiated by the generous and visionary Fuzell-Casey Family.
The first giving opportunity is the newly created Community Nutrition Education Endowment. With their $25,000 gift, the Fuzell-Casey Family launched this endowment to support the Food Bank's community education outreach efforts. By supporting the Community Nutrition Education Endowment, you give a gift of perpetuity that creates a legacy for your family. The Community Nutrition Education Endowment is managed by the Community Foundation of Western Nevada.
The second way to support nutrition education is to designate a gift to nutrition education programs for 2012-2013. Currently, the Food Bank holds Food Smarts classes for children and youth in low-income neighborhoods, to help educate them and their families about food, health, and nutrition. The Food Bank also conducts Smart Shopper classes to give adults the tools they need to learn to shop healthy on a budget. Your donation in support of these programs will help cover the costs of the instructor, materials, snacks and informative newsletters for the 2012-2013 school year.
The Fuzell-Casey Family donated $45,000 toward the $127,000 budgeted to execute the 2012-2013 nutrition education programs and issued a challenge to the community to raise the remaining $82,000 needed to fund the programs for next school year.
Jacquelyn Fuzell-Casey and Tim Casey and their son, Skyler, want to serve as role models in the community for promoting education that drives positive change. They invite others to join their effort by supporting the Food Bank's nutrition education programs.
For more information about making a gift, contact Chief Development & Marketing Officer Gretchen Bietz at 775-331-3663, ext. 106, or firstname.lastname@example.org.