Heart2Heart Connections has been approved for a $10,000 grant by the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS) 2020 Cares Act Funding. The grant award would allow Heart2Heart Connections to provide approximately 200 meals for its Dinner In A Basket program for families in Wilmot during the holiday season.
Carolyn Harris, the founder of Heart2Heart Connections, said the immediate impacts of COVID-19 have been felt across all sectors of Wilmot and Ashley County and that she is delighted DHS has partnered with Heart2Heart Connections.
“It is a pleasure for Heart2Heart Connections to be a recipient of this very generous grant from DHS. It is funding at a grave time where the greatest impacts relevant to our area have been in the areas of health, education, employment, human services provision, and community resources,” she said.
Harris continued, “Dinner In A Basket is one way to be a continuum of care and fill a gap within our community in a critical area of impact, such as food insecurity and nutritious meals.”
“Dinner In A Basket was also made possible to offset the cost of the dinners for school-aged children previously accessing free/reduced breakfast, lunch, and snacks as many are now removed from that food source due to school closures,” Harris said.
Heart2Heart Connections is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to helping change and improve the lives of youth, individuals, and families in under-served communities through mentoring, education, support, and advocacy. It has been a resource for underprivileged youth and families in the City of Wilmot and Ashley County by helping to address food disparity.