The NC Council of Churches is partnering with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of NC Foundation to offer healthy eating equipment grants for places of worship in Anson, Bladen, Columbus, Cumberland, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Guilford, Montgomery, Randolph, Richmond, Robeson, Rockingham, Scotland, Stokes, and Surry counties. Places of worship that have a 501 (c)(3) public non-profit status, including places of worship who have not formally applied for a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status but legally meet the IRS requirements, can seek up to $5000 toward equipment that can include freezers, fridges, stainless steel counter tops, community garden materials, and more. The deadline to apply is 5:00 p.m. on March 25.
Even if your congregation falls outside of the area where the grants are available, there are many additional resources and opportunities available through our Partners in Health and Wholeness program to help make healthy living a part of your faith community, including certification and mini-grants.
We also hope you’ll help us get the word out to the congregations who are eligible for equipment grants. By all working together to make our communities better, we impact our state and nation, and live out our faith. Please consider yourselves a part of this unique initiative although your place of worship may not be directly impacted. We will all benefit as we live out our faith and collectively do what is necessary to teach, preach, and live out biblical principles.
–Joy Williams, PHW Regional Consultant
Partners in Health and Wholeness is an initiative of the North Carolina Council of Churches. PHW aims to connect health as a faith issue. Please visit our website to sign your personal pledge to be healthier, and to find out about grant opportunities for churches in NC. Continue to stay connected with PHW by liking us on Facebook.