Manna Food Bank to receive $15K from Volunteer Florida

Posted on January 3, 2020 by Staff reports

Volunteer Florida today announced that $370,000 in Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) grant funding has been awarded to 22 nonprofit and service organizations throughout the state. Together, these organization have also secured $370,000 in local funding, bringing the total investment in Florida communities to $740,000.

“Volunteers play a critical role in our communities and without them, many of the goods and services that we know today would cease to exist,” said First Lady DeSantis. “I applaud Volunteer Florida’s efforts to ensure that Florida’s nonprofit organizations have the resources they need to be successful in our communities.”

Volunteer Florida’s VGF program, which is funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service, helps organizations use skills-based volunteers to serve Florida students, families and communities. Skills-based volunteerism expands the impact of organizations by leveraging the experience and talents of professionals, such as teachers, IT consultants, accountants and attorneys. 

“Skills-based volunteers are an integral part of many nonprofits as they help extend the reach and capacity of organizations to meet their missions,” said Volunteer Florida CEO Clay Ingram. “Since 2014, Volunteer Florida has been able to empower 50,943 skills-based volunteers to serve 746,487 hours, a value of nearly $17 million to the State of Florida, through the VGF program.”

Manna during 2019 had 5,441 volunteers donate 14,169 hours of service, according to staff.

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