FUEL recently announced that it has selected Project Host as its third quarter recipient for the FUEL for Good 2021 Grant program. Through the grant program FUEL provides up to $10,000 of pro bono marketing services to a local nonprofit organization. FUEL has awarded the grant to seven organizations from nearly 100 applications received during the course of the program, which FUEL launched in 2020.
“We created the program as a way for our team to give back to the community and make a real impact by developing and executing strategic marketing and branding initiatives to support and further the missions of local nonprofit organizations,” said Meredith Kinsey, FUEL president and COO.
Project Host, most widely known for its Soup Kitchen, serves Greenville-area residents living in poverty due to chronic unemployment or underemployment, lack of education or marketable job skills, or other barriers to sustained employment and financial stability. In addition to free food programs for both families and school-aged children, Project Host operates other programs designed to address the hunger issue in our community, including a culinary school, food truck, and a bakery.
By working with FUEL, Project Host seeks to grow the presence of its social enterprises, including the HostMobile food truck and bakery, which not only offer paid working opportunities for culinary school graduates but also increase awareness about Project Host’s mission and impact on the local community. On average, Project Host serves 48,000 free meals each year out of the Soup Kitchen and nearly 40,000 free meals to children through its Cooking for Kids program.
“We are so thankful that FUEL selected Project Host as the grant recipient this quarter, and we’re looking forward to their expertise and working alongside them to get the word out about our social enterprises,” said Tobin Simpson, Project Host CEO.