Nonprofit has unlocked more than $5 million in SNAP benefits in Kentucky.
“We are thrilled to have received this second round of funding from Access Ventures. With the funding we initially received from the Reconstruct Challenge, we were able to test our services in the Kentucky market, a move that has already allowed us to enroll 5,613 families there and unlock over $5 million in SNAP benefits in Jefferson County alone, helping so many people secure food for their households. With this second round of funding, we are excited to further our mission locally to help even more families who need assistance.”
Zareena Meyn, Executive Director of mRelief.
“Our partnership with mRelief has allowed us to expand our scope of services to provide SNAP assistance not just to the clients of our agency but to other residents in Jefferson County, which previously, we had been unable to do. As many members of our local community are food insecure and do not have a reliable source of income, this access will be instrumental in bettering so many lives.”
Darko Mihaylovich, Director of Programs at Catholic Charities of Louisville.
About Access Ventures Access Ventures, a Louisville, KY based private operating foundation, is working to initiate systemic change in communities that results in a more inclusive and creative economy: an economy that functions for all people, and in which everyone is valued. Recognized as a leading voice in values and mission aligned investing, Access Ventures offers a one-pocket approach that is working to change the way the world invests.
About mRelief mRelief is a Chicago-based tech nonprofit whose mission is to transform access to social services for the inherent dignity of all people. mRelief aims to bring dignity and accessibility to the SNAP enrollment process, which is why they’ve developed tools over the web and text messaging for people to connect with the SNAP program and other food resources. To-date, mRelief has connected more than 1.2 million families nationally to SNAP benefits, also known as food stamps.