Child First Authority is proud to announce that it is one of five recipients of the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland Reparations Grant.
“We believe God calls us as the Body of Christ in the world today to actively participate in God’s reconciling work in the world.” Episcopal Diocese of Maryland
The Reparations Grant was established by the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland to fund initiatives and programs that uplift African American/ Black communities throughout the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland. This year, five organizations were awarded up to $50,000 to fund programs that uplift the black community in five key areas.
Job Creation/Micro-economic investment
This two-year grant will the support expansion of the food pantry programs at ten Child First Community Schools. The expanded food pantry program aligns with the areas of Education, Healthcare/Eldercare, and Environmental Degradation.
Child First Community Schools are in high food priority areas where access to healthy and religiously permissible food is limited. The expanded food pantry will offer healthy food options that includes fresh produce, an increased selection of meats & proteins, and halal options; as well as educational opportunities such as monthly workshops led by experts in the food and nutrition field.
The Reparations Grant funding allows Child First to increase access for more than its students and their families, but the community at-large including seniors and neighbors without children currently enrolled in Child First Community schools.
The food pantries are open to all. Finding a ride to the market across town will no longer be a barrier to accessing healthy food in Baltimore City with the expansion of Child First food pantries.