The Carolina Hurricanes' Kids 'N Community Foundation awarded its largest-ever grant this Fall to the Ronald McDonald House of Winston-Salem for their "Stock the Pantry" project.
|Mary Catherine Benson |
This project will help to feed the over 800 families who stay at the House annually while their children receive medical care in area hospitals.
The "Stock the Pantry" project provides for grab-and-go meals, nutritious snacks and overall comfort for families who undergoing tremendous stress and anxiety.
The $35,000 grant was presented by Kids 'N Community Foundation Executive Director Doug Warf and Stormy. McDonald's Owners/Operators Dickie and Margie Britt were also on hand for the presentation. The Britts were instrumental in attaining the grant and are major supporters of both the Ronald McDonald House and the Kids 'N Community Foundation.
"We were thrilled to welcome the Kids 'N Community Foundation and Carolina Hurricanes to our home away from home," said Ronald McDonald House Executive Director Sharon Fulcher. "Their grant is the perfect present as our House provides shelter, meals, recreation, caring, and comfort for families. The Hurricanes'gift enables us to care for families caring for children."
As one of five Ronald McDonald Houses in North Carolina and one of more than 310 worldwide, the Ronald McDonald House of Winston-Salem, Inc. and the Ronald McDonald Family Rooms offer physical comforts, emotional support, education and referral services designed to promote the well-being of the whole family.