US: Singletons organization granted $23k to purchase farm equipment

The Singletons, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that supports the needs of single-parent families experiencing cancer, announced it received two grants totaling $118,300 from the Arizona Food Bank Network. This sizable gift, funded by Maricopa County, includes an initial grant for $95,000, which supports The Singletons kitchen and transportation project, and helps to provide nutritious dinners to simplify meal preparation.

A subsequent grant of $23,300 was provided to fund three hydroponic gardens, two aquaponic towers, insulated bags for meal kit storage and transportation, as well as gloves, containers, kitchen towels, utility shelving, and all the items needed to maintain kitchen functionality.

“We are a family,” said Jody Boyd, founder and executive director of The Singletons. “For the last 16 years, it has been our mission to provide hope, strength, and community to single-parent families battling cancer. By walking alongside these brave yet immunocompromised families, and in partnership with the generous support of donors, The Singletons can provide relief to these family’s budgets, encourage time spent together over a family meal and surround each of them with the love and dignity they deserve during the scariest time in their lives. We are extraordinarily grateful to the Arizona Food Bank Network for the grant we received. By recognizing the value in The Singletons mission and investing in our future, we are able to support more families in their time of need.”

The Singletons recently opened the first-of-its-kind family center serving single-parent households battling cancer. Lovingly dubbed “The H.U.B.,” the property provides a safe environment and community for the 72 families it currently serves. The H.U.B. will secure the future of The Singletons by allowing the organization to support the families they serve in more impactful ways. 

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