Meet Our 2019 Spark Prize Winners! (Part 1)
With the Spark Breakfast just three weeks away, it’s a great time to get to know the winners! This week, we’d like to introduce The Campaign Against Hunger (TCAH) and the Cypress Hills Child Care Corporation (CHCCC).
In addition to their Mobile Pantry and Super Pantry, TCAH serves the community through the Fresh Vibes Market, a custom RV equipped with a mobile classroom, a benefits access area, produce storage bins, as well as a cooktop and refrigerated areas for the storage of prepared foods.
According to recent data, 14% (over 1 million) of New York City residents were food insecure. The Campaign Against Hunger (formerly the Bed-Stuy Campaign Against Hunger) is addressing these issues of hunger in Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx through their programming, including distributing 10,000 meals every day; providing more than 15,000 hours of nutrition education each year; and directly growing more than 20,000 pounds of fresh produce on Urban Farms.
TCAH works every day to combat food insecurity and educate our communities, and we’re so proud to honor their incredible work.
The staff and childcare providers of CHCCC are proud nurture the hearts and minds of the neighborhood’s youngest residents.
Each year, the Cypress Hills Child Care Corporation serves approximately 500 children and their families across three primary programs: the Family Day Care Network, the Child Care Center, and the Head Start Family Day Care Program. Since 1990, CHCCC has worked to strengthen families in Cypress Hills by increasing the availability of quality, affordable child care for low-income families and creating entrepreneurship opportunities for low-income women.
We’re thrilled to support CHCCC's vital mission and celebrate the impact they make on the borough.
Stay tuned for next week's eblast to learn about our other amazing Spark Prize winners: Girls for Gender Equity, Red Hook Community Justice Center, and Voices of Community Activists & Leaders.
It’s not too late for you to join us at the Spark Breakfast, and help us celebrate this year's winners! Purchase tickets, tables and sponsorships here.
We look forward to seeing you on February 28th!