Lincoln Financial Foundation is helping Greensboro Urban Ministry (GUM) reduce food insecurity and increase the number of households moving back into permanent housing. The foundation has awarded a $35,000 grant to GUM to support the Beyond GUM and Food Distribution programs.
Beyond GUM provides client-centered case management and financial assistance to individuals and families moving back into permanent housing from a shelter hosted by GUM. The goal is to equip households with the tools they need to maintain housing and reduce the chance of becoming homeless again. Last year, Beyond GUM helped 131 households return to permanent housing, 84 men and women find employment and developed partnerships with 44 landlords.
GUM’s Food Distribution program reduces food insecurity by providing emergency assistance food bags and by serving lunch daily in Potter’s House Community Kitchen. Last year:
The Lincoln Financial Foundation, established in 1962, is a nonprofit organization formed and supported by Lincoln Financial Group (LFG). Under the Foundation guidelines, grants are made in the areas of arts, education, human services, and economic and workforce development. The foundation invests $10 million a year in communities where LFG employees live and work.