FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, 14th September 2018
United Way of Northern BC Community Investment Grant awarded to Carney Hill Neighbourhood Centre Society
Prince George, BC – United Way of Northern BC (UWNBC) is pleased to announce that it has awarded a $3,500 grant to Carney Hill Neighbourhood Centre Society for its Latch Key Kids and Food Literacy Program for 2018-2019 funding cycle.
Each year not-for-profit agencies, that provide community social programming, can apply for Community Investment Funding from the United Way. UWNBC focuses on three main pillars – to move people From poverty to possibility; develop Healthy people, strong communities and to allow children to develop into All that kids can be.
Our mission is to improve lives and build community by engaging individuals and mobilizing collective action. Our promise is to invest resources where they are needed the most and where they will have the most impact to the most people.
UWNBC supports 22 communities, 5 Regional Districts and 86 Aboriginal Communities by investing in organizations that deliver programs, advocating for change, and working in partnership with agencies, government, educators, labour, business and community members. We support 125 agencies that provide 519 programs throughout Northern BC. Our efforts positive affect the lives of 1 in 3 people in northern BC, which equates to 115,000 people being impacted across the north.
Carney Hill Neighbourhood Centre Society is one of Prince George’s largest child care facilities – providing 112 child cares spaces within Nusdeh Yoh Elementary School. Hadih House is a community drop-in and resource centre serving 700 to 1,000 clients monthly. The Latch Key Kids and Food Literacy Program is a weekly session that will teach children from the ages of 8 to 13, and their families, foods skills and food literacy. Ingredients are provided for children to bring home and prepare. The program is built for families living in poverty, where obtaining consistent and nutrient rich foods may be an obstacle, and to give children the tools and knowledge they need. These skills are taught in a fun and healthy environment where participating youth have access to a food pantry through the week at Hadih house. Having access to the Hadih Food Pantry empowers them in having control over their own food security. Each semester 6 to 10 families are enrolled.
Left to right: Jenessa Ellis, Community Development Manager; Pat Ellis, Executive Director, Carney Hill Neighbourhood Centre Society; Michele Brooke, UWNBC, Campaign Officer – North Central.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me:
- Michele Brooke
- Campaign Officer – North Central United Way Northern BC
- T: 250-561-1040 x 103