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The Volunteer Center has just announced that the Community Support & Nutrition Program is the 2019 Non-Profit Volunteer Program of the Year!!!!! The program and it's volunteers will be recognized at the Volunteer Recognition Luncheon on Wednesday, October 30th. We are so very proud of the CSNP and their volunteers!
***October 2019 Update: The luncheon was a great success! Congratulations to all the winners, and to our own Melvie Solomon for receiving the Governor's Lifetime Achievement Service Award!
The Weaver Foundation announced today that they have approved and awarded the Community Support & Nutrition Program with a grant to build capacity by purchasing new commercial freezers and refrigerators in the amount of $10,000! We would like to say thank you to Kevin Gray, Emily McCollum, and the Board of Directors for this tremendous gift!
***December 2019 Update: The CSNP has purchased 2 new commercial double glass door refrigerators and two commercial double glass door freezers from All State Restaurant Supply in Greensboro. We would like to thank Carlton for his assistance and guidance during this process.
The Community Support & Nutrition Program will begin operating both Greensboro and High Point grocery assistance distribution sites on a drive-thru system. For information, please call 336-554-2000. The One Step Further corporate office will remain open for normal hours at this point. Please check our main page for further updates.
***March 2020 Update: The One Step Further Corporate Office is closed.
***March 2021 Update: The One Step Further Corporate Office is open for regular program hours.
One Step Further would like to send a sincere thank you to the Weaver Foundation for awarding a $7500 grant to our Community Support & Nutrition Program for COVID-19 relief so that our grocery assistance programs can continue to provide services to the community that has been deeply impacted during these unsettling times!
One Step Further is deeply grateful to United Way of Greater Greensboro for awarding our Community Support & Nutrition Program an $11,000 Virus Relief Grant. Thank you to everyone who has helped to make this possible, and we thank you for your support of all the Agencies that have received a Virus Relief Grant as we all strive to serve this community and the residents of Guilford County.
One Step Further would like to give a huge thank you to United Way of Greater High Point for awarding our Community Support & Nutrition Program a $6600 COVID Relief Grant to purchase needed materials to make sure our program, staff, volunteers, and participants remain safe during the pandemic. We would also like to congratulate all recipients of these funding grants.
***July 2020 Update: The CSNP has purchase tents and coolers to operate our outdoor drive thru distributions. They have provided much needed shade and cold storage for food items! We have also been able to purchase much needed personal protective gear for our staff and volunteers.
***September 2020 Update: The CSNP has been able to purchase additional produce from Foster Caviness to distribute to our patrons. Thank you Chris at FC for your help and patience throughout this trying time for all of us!
One Step Further is proud to announce that the Community Support & Nutrition Program has received a $47,500 grant from Guilford County (CARES ACT funding). These funds will allow the CSNP to hire a part-time employee, acquire an innovative real-time inventory software system, and purchase a refrigerated box truck for donations. We are overwhelmed by the support shown to our program.
***August 2020 Update: The CSNP has hired a Distribution Coordinator to help guide us through the increase in services we have seen due to the pandemic.
***September 2020 Update: The CSNP has acquired a new software system that will allow for our patrons to order groceries on-line and/or on-site. Thank you Keri Edwards for all of your guidance and help with our new SmartChoice purchase!
***October 2020 Update: The CSNP has purchase a 26' Freightliner refrigerated box truck, lovingly known as "Big Red". Thank you Eddie for your "advise" during the purchase process.
One Step Further would like to send a heartfelt thank you to the Greater High Point Food Alliance for awarding the Community Support & Nutrition Program $750 to assist with operations during these most uncertain times. We are proud to be a partner with GHPFA.
The Piedmont Triad Regional Council - Area Agency on Aging (PTRC-AAA) announced that the One Step Further Community Support & Nutrition Program has been awarded a grant to serve Seniors in under-resourced areas of Guilford County, including refugee and immigrant populations, in the amount of $92,000+. These funds will allow the CSNP to add a part time employee, and deliver customized healthy groceries to 150 residents twice a month. We are extremely grateful for this opportunity and look forward to expanding our delivery services across Guilford County.
***October 2020 Update: The CSNP has hired a Senior Nutrition Services Coordinator to work with our seniors and is off and running to begin deliveries in the next several weeks.
The Greater High Point Food Alliance awarded the One Step Further Community Support & Nutrition Program a $1600+ grant to purchase expandable conveyors as part of their capacity building work with area agencies. We would like to thank Carl Vierling and the Board of Directors for this wonderful opportunity.
***October 2020 Update: The CSNP has purchased and received two sections of rollers that we are using to unload trucks, and for grocery distribution. Our volunteers are extremely grateful for this wonderful addition!