District 5 Councilman Steve Faessel

Last month, as part of the Economic Recovery Plan, I voted to approve additional funding to the Anaheim Community Foundation to help non profits serve those effected by the COVID-19 virus.

The ACF to date has issued 1.1 million in rapid response grants to 18 non profits. This grant funding will help kids, families, seniors and other Anaheim residents in need. This is an important step in the Anaheim Recovery plan and will assist many Anaheim residents struggling to get by during these challenging times. I am very thankful that the Community Foundation was able to work so quickly in issuing grants and I am proud to have been a board member for the last 17 years!

In the coming days, I will highlight the good work being done by these community non-profits to help our residents. In the meantime, here if the full list of groups receiving funding so they can continue their work in the community:

o $190,000: Meals on Wheels Orange County for senior outreach, meal delivery and drive-up distribution

o $190,000: Anaheim Family YMCA for 40,000 meals focused on adults

o $125,000: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Anaheim-Cypress for family meals

o $100,000: Salvation Army Orange County for household supplies for those who are homebound

o $100,000: Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County for two Saturday food distribution events at Honda Center

o $75,000: Community Action Partnership for groceries for needy families in west Anaheim

o $70,000: Orange County Conservation Corps for food vouchers, gift cards and services for 50 or more families

o $35,000: Love Anaheim for groceries and other needs at senior mobile home parks; hygiene kits, gift cards, grocery bags for those living in homelessness

o $30,000: Alzheimer’s Orange County for outreach, household supplies

o $30,000: Children’s Bureau of Southern California for family household supplies

o $30,000: Bracken’s Kitchen for meals and other food services

o $25,000: Caterina’s Club for meals for kids and families

o $25,000: StandUp for Kids OC for groceries and support services for youth

o $20,000: Chrysalis Orange County to help 200 or more people living in homelessness with gift cards, gas cards, bus passes

o $15,000: Eli Home for help to recovering moms to keep families together

o $10,000: Project Dignity for services, groceries and other needs among those living in motels

o $10,000: Sudanese-American Association for meals, groceries and other household needs for Anaheim’s Sudanese-American community

o $5,000: Renewable Farms for produce and other food for families