- IUPUI Spirit of Philanthropy Award (2018)
Hunger is a pronounced reality in all American cities. Nearly twenty percent of Marion County residents and almost half of college students nationwide report some level of food insecurity. Faith Hope and Love Community is dedicated to helping local food pantries, like IUPUI's Paw's Pantry, address the nagging issue of food insecurity. They accomplish this by soliciting and accepting food donations, training volunteers, and through networking opportunities.
Since partnering with Faith Hope and Love Community, IUPUI's Paw's Pantry receives approximately $2,000 in fresh produce donations each month - the pantry's sole source of fresh produce. Faith Hope and Love Community has also helped Paw's Pantry make important connections in the surrounding community to help reduce food insecurity on the Indianapolis campus.