Two ministries that lost their locations donate to Warwick Area Farmworker Organization
When two Vision Community Church ministries lost the site where they operated, a decision was made to transfer $5,863.57 of their funds to Warwick Area Farmworker Organization
Warwick Community Kitchen and Warwick Hope Chest, ministries of Vision Community Church, recently presented the farmworker organization with a check for $5,863.57 to support their mission to provide food to the community in need. The check was presented by Vision Board Chair Mimi Fader to Kathy Brieger, Executive Director of WAFO.
“The Warwick Community Kitchen has been providing monthly meals to the Pine Island community for over eight years. Unfortunately, the WCK can no longer operate from Pine Island Elementary School. The Vision Board has therefore made the decision to make a donation to the Warwick Area Farmworker Organization to help provide food to the community of Pine Island through their food bank and delivery service. meals,” said Laura Shanahan, Board Treasurer and Director of the Warwick Hope Chest.
Warwick Hope Chest was originally an outreach ministry of Vision Community Church of Pine Island. Their profits support the Clothing Closet, a clothing bank that has distributed over $300,000 in free clothing to local families over the past 10 years. They also operated out of Pine Island Elementary School and have now moved to N. Main St. in Florida, New York since the Pine Island site was repurposed as a public school due to the pandemic. .
“We are thrilled to support the community of Pine Island in their food mission,” said President Mimi Fader. “We would like to give a special mention and thank Glenn Dickes who has been a tremendous resource in keeping the Warwick Community Kitchen operational for the past eight years. Furthermore, the organization would not have been possible without the Garloch family, founders of WCK”.
The Vision Board of Directors made the decision to make a donation to the Warwick Area Farmworker Organization to help provide food to the community of Pine Island through their food bank and food delivery service. Meals.-Laura Shanahan, Board Treasurer and Warwick Hope Chest Director