The Washington County Neighborhood Basis lately awarded a $25,000 grant to Meals Helpers, the umbrella group for the Larger Washington County Meals Financial institution. The grant will probably be used to implement the Right here to Assist Advertising and marketing Plan of Meals Helpers, which seeks to teach the group in regards to the group’s new Meals Helpers model, in addition to the Larger Washington County Meals Financial institution’s vital response to elevated meals insecurity through the COVID-19 pandemic. The advertising and marketing plan will include newspaper, radio and social media ads, in addition to characteristic tales.
The grant was issued from the muse’s Dr. Malcolm Ruben and Dr. Jerold Ruben Charitable Fund. Brothers Malcolm Ruben and Jerold Ruben had been born in Washington and graduated from East Washington Excessive College. Malcolm studied at each Harvard College and John Hopkins College, whereas Jerold studied on the College of Cincinnati Medical College. Each served within the U.S. Navy earlier than returning residence to Washington to apply drugs. After Malcolm suffered a coronary heart assault and will not apply drugs, Jerold would go to his brother’s residence day by day. Though he was youthful, Jerold predeceased his brother. Malcolm died on the age of 83 in 2008. Jerold had by no means married and had no youngsters. Malcolm had married twice, first to Ruth Wilson, with whom he had 4 youngsters. To his second spouse, Jane Parsons, he had one son, David Ruben.
Fund advisers David and Lori Ruben, and their son Quinn, lately visited Meals Helpers to see firsthand how the group has been remodeled since relocating to its present location about 5 years in the past.
“Throughout our household’s latest tour, we couldn’t assist however to be impressed by the work of Meals Helpers,” mentioned David Ruben. “Whereas we had been conversant in the actions of the meals financial institution itself, we weren’t conscious that this native group additionally consists of coaching, thrifting, and farming divisions which can be targeted on addressing the basis causes of starvation in efficient and revolutionary methods … Our hope is that this $25,000 advertising and marketing grant from the Dr. Malcolm Ruben & Dr. Jerold Ruben Charitable Fund will assist to generate better consciousness in regards to the magnitude of Meals Helpers’ influence right here in Washington County.”