LDS Church Grants Fallon Daily Bread $3,000
- 2019-01-22, 12:25 PM
Humanitarian Aid Grant Helps Feed Those in Need By June Young -- Fallon Daily Bread, an ongoing ministry of Epworth United Methodist Church, was the recipient of a $3,000 commodities grant from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on Friday, January 18, 2019. The grant will help defray food costs for the program, which has been serving hot, nutritious evening meals every Monday and Thursday for the last 13 years. It is estimated that FDB has served over 100,000 meals during that time. “We are just so surprised and overwhelmed by this unexpected gift of food for folks in need at Fallon Daily Bread,” Pastor Dawn Blundell said. “Our community is incredibly generous, and this is the latest powerful example.” Loni Johnston-Faught, of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, said, “As the public affairs director, I was informed our church had some humanitarian aid money and if we knew of an organization that could use some assistance, to have them apply. Fallon Daily Bread not only serves the entire community but involves the entire community through volunteers, so it was the perfect candidate. We submitted the application with high hopes and thankfully it was approved.” June Young, a founding member of FDB agrees. “We have always been privately funded and staffed by this community. We have never had to apply for grants or take government funding, which means we can provide a “no questions asked” meal to whoever needs it. Our amazing volunteers keep this program going, month after month, and year after year. The businesses, individuals, and service clubs of Fallon have embraced this program with open arms. It’s been a humbling experience.” She noted that the Fallon Rotary Club held the first fundraiser for the program at a dinner on February 14, 2005, raising over $10,000. Young added that this program would not happen at all without the support of Epworth United Methodist Church, providing the facility and liability insurance, allowing almost all contributions to go directly for food and supplies. “If anyone would like to help defray the overhead costs associated with Fallon Daily Bread,” said Young, “Epworth Church is currently having a fund drive to pay off the mortgage on the Wolf Center, which is where Daily Bread is housed.” Checks can be made payable to Epworth United Methodist Church, 457 Esmeralda Street, Fallon, Nevada, 89406. Checks should be marked “Mortgage” in the memo line. Fallon Daily Bread has been operating since 2005. Meals are prepared and served at the Wolf Center behind United Epworth Methodist Church located at 457 Esmeralda Street, and are served every Monday and Thursday at 5:15 p.m. Anyone interested in donating or volunteering may contact Pastor Dawn Blundell at 775-423-4714, or Kathy Fraker at 775-867-3095.