Foundation’s Grant Money Fills Gaps in Healthcare and Food Needs in Delco

A Share Food worker carries cartons of food.
Image via The Foundation for Delaware county.
A Share Food worker carries cartons of food.

With Crozer Health shutting down some of its services at its four hospitals, Impact Grants provided by The Foundation for Delaware County help fill a local gap in healthcare needs, writes Kenny Cooper for WHYY.

The public charity recently awarded more than $1.75 million in funding to 51 local nonprofits covering critical needs in the county for children’s health and well-being, community and economic development, food security, hospice and home care and cancer.

Joanne Craig, the foundation’s chief impact officer, said that Delco “should be able to count on nonprofit organizations” to step up during “these uncertain times.”

“If there are concerns about the availability of health care services, the supportive services are twice as important now — especially if Delaware County residents need to know where else they can turn for health care,” Craig said.

Another vital need in the county is food distribution.

 There were $236,500 worth of grants that went to organizations keeping Delaware County residents fed, Craig said.

The nonprofit Share Food, active since 1986, was one recipient. It’s the county’s leading agency for state and federal food distribution and it’s just acquired a warehouse in Ridley.

Read more at WHYY about how Impact Grants are meeting needs in Delaware County.