LifeStream Services was awarded two grants totaling $6,750 from The Arby’s Foundation to support local youth. These funds were allocated by the Arby’s Foundation from the twice yearly national Make a Difference fundraiser which raises funds through guest donations at local restaurants across the country.
In addition to serving older adults, LifeStream provides programs and services for people with disabilities of all ages. LifeSteam Services will be using the grant funds to purchase shelf stable meals for clients in Blackford, Delaware, Grant, Henry, Jay, Madison, and Randolph counties who are under the age of 18, and their families. Additionally, Second Harvest Food Bank of East Central Indiana is providing USDA food boxes to supplement the meals purchased with the Arby’s Foundation grant. These funds will impact 80 households.
Arby’s has been a support in more ways than one. On October 22, Arby’s staff volunteered to give out food at the Senior Safety Net food distribution at the Delaware County Senior Center. The Senior Safety Net program helps provide supplemental nutrition for older adults who are in need.
“This generous grant from the Arby’s Foundation will enable LifeStream Services to provide supplemental food and meals to our younger clients living with disabilities,” explained Mandy Williams, VP of Programs at LifeStream Services. “These individuals and their families face unique challenges, and we are grateful to the Arby’s Foundation for helping us serve vulnerable populations in our communities, both through this grant and with their ongoing volunteer support of our Senior Safety Net food distributions.”
For more information on LifeStream’s nutrition programs, please visit lifestreaminc.org/nutrition.
About the Arby’s Foundation:
The Arby’s Foundation, the independent charitable arm of Arby’s, helps America’s kids dream big and pursue their dreams with confidence. Building on a philanthropic heritage that has contributed more than $90 million to youth-related causes since its inception in 1986, the Arby’s Foundation is committed to helping kids build, expand and pursue their dreams as we focus our efforts in childhood hunger, youth leadership, and career readiness initiatives. The Arby’s Foundation is part of the Inspire Brands Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. For more information, visit www.foundation.arbys.com.