Person-to-Person (P2P) received a $400,000 grant from the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation to support the new P2P Mobile Food Pantry in Stamford.
The Cohen Foundation has been a longstanding and generous supporter of P2P, providing funding for the agency’s 2013 expansion into Norwalk, underwriting the purchase of a new box truck in 2016 and now making this grant for the Mobile Food Pantry. “We are proud to fund the Mobile Food Pantry and bring Person-to-Person’s programs and services directly to families who need them most,” said Alex Cohen, President of the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation.
Noting that there is a high rate of food insecurity in Stamford, P2P Executive Director Ceci Maher says that giving more people the opportunity to select free grocery items – including fresh produce, dairy items, meat and poultry, and canned goods – will help address that need. “We will be able to serve more residents of the city than we can currently accommodate in our Darien office, up to 40 additional families daily, with casework counseling and emergency financial assistance. This also increases our collaboration with partner agencies in Stamford, at which the Mobile Food Pantry will be stationed during the week, and makes our services and programs available to people right in their own neighborhoods.”
Maher says that the Mobile Food Pantry is, essentially, ‘P2P on Wheels’ because it allows the agency to deliver its services where they are needed most. “The support from the Cohen Foundation is invaluable and demonstrates once again its commitment to funding initiatives that benefit individuals and families who are struggling to make ends meet.”
About the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation: The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation is committed to inspiring philanthropy and community service – with a special interest in the arts, children’s health, education, veterans and Lyme disease – by creating awareness, offering guidance and leading by example to show the world what giving can do. For more information, please visit the website or follow on Facebook and Twitter.