Beaumont, TX – CHRISTUS Community Impact Fund and CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System are proud to continue a legacy of supporting fellow local organizations that are responding to the needs of our community. This year, a $100,000 grant was awarded to Market to HOPE (Help Other People Eat). The food pantry is a program of Catholic Charities of Southeast Texas.
Market to HOPE allows individuals and families to shop for and select food items based on their ethnic and cultural preferences and dietary restrictions. The pantry has especially served as a steady resource for those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic, when food has been in high demand. The daily work of staff and volunteers helps reduce food insecurity among the people of Southeast Texas.
“It is important that we remain committed to partnering with and supporting programs that align with our core values. Market to HOPE certainly fits that bill, honoring the dignity of every person it serves,” said Paul Trevino, President and CEO, CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System. “This grant is another way to contribute to the overall health of this region beyond our hospital walls.”
In keeping with our mission to extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, the CHRISTUS Community Impact Fund represents CHRISTUS Health’s commitment to improving health and well-being and transform communities. As the grant-making arm of CHRISTUS Health, the Fund partners with each Ministry to support initiatives led by local non-profit community agencies, collaborative, or coalitions addressing health concerns or responding to social, economic and environmental conditions that improve the quality of life for our communities. In Southeast Texas alone, the Fund invested more than $919k to 19 programs since 2011, when the Fund was first launched.
The CHRISTUS Community Impact Fund heavily relies on community voices to create its data-driven and evidence-based funding strategies. The Fund uses the community health needs assessment report, that is led by CHRISTUS Health’s Community Benefit program, to understand the expressed needs of communities through community surveys, focus groups and key stakeholder interviews. This process demonstrates how health philanthropy and community benefit complement each other.
At A Glance
WHO: CHRISTUS Southeast Texas Health System Associates, Market of Hope Team Members, Volunteers and Clinical and Spiritual Teams
WHAT: A gathering to present Market of Hope with a token of appreciation for their partnership for our collaboration helps our community stay healthy.
WHEN: Wednesday, November 17, 2021 10:30 a.m.
WHERE: Market to Hope @ 3370 Sarah Street-Behind Our Mother of Mercy Church