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       A $100,000 Grant From                             supporting us in our efforts and to the
                                                         Community Foundation of Martin-St.
       Impact100 Martin Helps                            Lucie. which has been an essential
       House Of Hope Provide                             partner in our community outreach.”
                                                           Expansion plans reflect the growing
       Healthier Food To More                            need for food assistance within the
                                                         community, particularly since the
       People                                            start of the COVID-19 epidemic.
                                                         Beginning in March 2020, House of
         House of Hope is a recipient of a $100,000 grant from   Hope registered more than 700 new
       Impact100 Martin to expand its “Feeding Families for   families and 1,500 individuals. “The
       Success” program. The impact grant provides critical   people coming through our doors
       funding for enhancing production capabilities at the   were faces we’d never seen before.
       Growing Hope Farm in Palm City and the Elisabeth Lahti   People who had never before in their
       Nutrition Center in Stuart.                       lives needed help putting food on the
         Both Growing Hope Farm and the Lahti Nutrition Center   table were struggling to survive. It
       are innovative approaches to feeding the hungry in Martin   was heartbreaking,” explains Ranieri.
       County. They provide fresh, healthy fruits and vegetables so     Increased production from Growing
       that House of Hope can not only feed people but also provide   Hope Farm and Lahti Nutrition Center
       them with healthy food.                           will add to the nutritious foods that   Impact100 Martin grant check presentation. (Pictured from left to right) Stephen
         Thanks to the Impact100 grant, Growing Hope Farm will   can be distributed to more than 7,000   Schramm, Rob Ranieri, and Genevieve George
       increase capacity within its hydroponic greenhouse, adding   clients a month served through House
       almost 5,000 plants to its trellis growing systems. The farm is   of Hope’s four food pantries and an additional 3,500 people   assistance, as well as longer-term case management services
       already producing 1,400 packages of food weekly to improve   who are served through 24 community food partners.   that help build life skills for a more self-sufficient future.
       the diets of those who seek help from House of Hope.    “Sadly, a year after the impact of the pandemic first     The organization has service centers and thrift stores
         The Elisabeth Lahti Nutrition Center, which currently   began to be felt, the need for our food pantries and food   in Stuart, Hobe Sound, Indiantown, and Jensen Beach.
       produces 1,600 packages each week of healthy meals and   bank partners hasn’t declined,” says Ranieri. “House of   House of Hope’s Golden Gate Center for Enrichment in
       salads for clients and partners, will use the grant funding to   Hope is continuously evolving and improving to meet that   Stuart offers free programs, technology, and workshops
       create more productive workspace and automate tasks such as   community need. We’ve risen to the challenge.”   designed to enhance life skills, earning potential, health,
       dishwashing and food processing. The expansion will allow     To learn more about House of Hope, visit www.  and overall well-being.
       for more meals to be delivered to food pantries each week.                           House of Hope also operates the Growing Hope Farm
         “We know that healthy children are better learners,   About House Of Hope                         in Palm City and several nutrition gardens that provide
       and healthy adults are ‘better earners’ – becoming more     Founded in 1984, House of Hope is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit   sustainable sources of fresh produce for clients as well as
       successful in the workforce and increasing their chances for   organization that empowers Martin County residents to   nutrition education and vocational opportunities to the
       financial independence,” says Rob Ranieri, chief executive   overcome hunger and hardship. House of Hope touches   community. For more information, visit or
       officer of House of Hope. “House of Hope is very grateful   the lives of more than 7,000 people each month helping   call (772) 286-4673. Updates and announcements can also
       to the outstanding philanthropists of Impact100 Martin for   with basic needs such as food, clothing, furniture, financial   be found on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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