Alliance Medical Ministry and Passage Home were chosen as winners of Coastal Credit Union Foundation's $65,000 Food Insecurity Award at the Second Annual Power of Sharing Gala. The Power of Sharing Gala is a collaborative funding forum hosted by the CCU Foundation, recognizing the impact of local non-profits.
The success of Alliance's Community Garden and Wellness Program was highlighted by the Power of Sharing Award. The clinic distributes over 2,000 pounds of produce annually through its onsite Community Garden, led by our Garden & Wellness Coordinator and managed by over 300 community volunteers. Produce is distributed to patients in the clinic, through our wellness classes, or directly to patients participating in "Healthy Harvest", our CSA-style produce distribution program.
Alliance shares the award with Passage Home, a southeast Raleigh non-profit with the mission of breaking the cycle of poverty for communities served in Wake County. Alliance and Passage Home were recognized for their work in the area of food insecurity in southeast Raleigh. Alliance and Passage Home are nutrition hubs of the Raleigh Food Corridor, both serving to provide nutrition, health, and food-related services and education in a single location.
All organizations receiving a Power of Sharing award also received an IBM Impact Grant, allowing organizational leadership to attend IBM’s Web Presence and Social Media Strategy and Planning Session.
A wonderful evening was had by all! A heartfelt thanks to Coastal Credit Union Foundation for supporting and recognizing Alliance Medical Ministry with this award.