Many of us take for granted the items that our neighbors live without every day—things like food, shelter, safety, and clothing. Interfaith Social Services is a grassroots organization dedicated to providing more than 25,000 South Shore residents with these necessities every year.
A Growing Partnership
The Arbella Insurance Foundation began its support of Interfaith in 2005 as a sponsor of its annual Feed the Hungry fundraiser, and over the years the partnership has grown stronger. The Arbella Insurance Foundation is now the presenting sponsor of Feed the Hungry and provides additional annual funding for the organization’s New Directions counseling program and the HomeSafe program.
Through the Foundation’s 50 to 25 program, Interfaith was given a $50,000 grant, which was used to renovate the organization’s building. This project included repairing the exterior of the building, replacing all windows, resurfacing the floors in the counseling center and Thrift Shop, fixing the heating system in half of the building, and purchasing new furniture for the waiting rooms.
Our Employees' Spirit of Giving
Arbella Insurance Group employees also partner closely with Interfaith by volunteering there on a regular basis. In addition to assisting with the Feed the Hungry fundraising event every year, they also work in the Pantry Shelf to fill monthly food orders for clients, stock shelves, garden, and sort donations for seasonal or other holiday drives. Arbella employees also hold their own food drives to help stock the food pantry shelves and donate to Interfaith’s Halloween costume drive. They also attend and support Interfaith’s annual Feed the Hungry event.
Every year, Interfaith makes life better for thousands on the South Shore by feeding thousands of hungry people through the Pantry Shelf food program; providing families with financial counseling and support to stay in their homes; and providing children with essential school supplies, Christmas gifts, and Halloween costumes.
To learn more about Interfaith Social Services and how you can get involved, please visit their website or Facebook page.