The Presbyterian Hunger Program (PHP) has awarded a grant of $3,000 to the BREAD Organization in Columbus. This is the fifth year BREAD has received this grant from the Community Organizing/Housing program administered by PHP.
The award comes from a fund designated to support congregation based community
organizations, especially those who have affordable housing and/or homelessness as one of
their primary issues.
This grant will support BREAD’s ongoing campaign against vacant houses in the Franklin County Land Bank. BREAD trains leaders to follow-up with representatives of the Land Bank and ensure that vacant houses are renovated or demolished in order to improve Columbus and Franklin County neighborhoods.
PHP grants are made possible by the generous giving of Presbyterians to the One Great Hour of
Sharing offering. The offering is promoted and received at nearly every Presbyterian Church
during the season of Lent and Easter. In 2016 Presbytery of Scioto Valley 52 churches and the February Presbytery meeting attendees contributed $36,567 for the One Great Hour of Sharing. PHP receives 36% of the One Great Hour of Sharing contributions.