Rapid Funding Will Support Family Access Network’s COVID-19 Response in Jefferson County
The Family Access Network (FAN) received a $5,000 grant late last year from the Oregon Community Recovery Fund of Oregon Community Foundation (OCF). These funds will provide Latinx families in Jefferson County assistance with resources to address food insecurity brought on as a result of COVID-19’s economic impacts.
“COVID-19 has taken a disproportionately toll on the low-income families FAN serves in general, and on Latinx families in particular,” said Julie N. Lyche, FAN executive director. “This grant from the Oregon Community Foundation will alleviate hunger for many of the most vulnerable children in our community during this difficult season.”
Oregon Community Recovery Fund, established by partners throughout Oregon, and hosted by OCF, was established in March of 2020 to rapidly deploy resources to community-based organizations at the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak. Resources are prioritized where and when they are critically needed, with a focus on Oregon’s most vulnerable populations. OCF puts donated money to work in Oregon — more than $100 million in grants and scholarships annually. For more than 45 years, OCF grantmaking, research, advocacy and community-advised solutions have helped individuals, families, businesses, and organizations create charitable funds to improve life for all Oregonians.