As the new year approaches, we would like to thank all the volunteers, clients, donors, and community members who generously contributed to AIO this year. You are the true power of AIO. Thank you very much.
Over the past year, AIO has grown in many ways. The numbers tell part of the story, but what we don’t see is a true reflection of what’s happening across our organization. The spirit of community is more than I ever dreamed possible. The energy of joy, compassion and love emanating from our new home is palpable. We have forged new partnerships and collaborations with friends in both non-profit and for-profit communities with the common goal of improving the quality of life for all.
And best of all, it works!
We continue to reach out to more families as they grow in awareness of the warm and welcoming experience we offer, the quality of the food you can find in our markets, and the ease of registration we have created. Over 2,000 families visited our home in November and December alone. pantryhas provided food to more than 5,000 people.
our Energy assistance program has provided early-season fuel assistance to over 300 households and has already distributed nearly $90,000 in funding for this heating season. The AIO Energy Assistance Program is funded entirely by private donations and contributions from local governments.
weekend meal program has grown significantly. Now a week he distributes nearly 500 weekend meal packs. This includes 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner, snacks and healthy snacks.
diaper program Distributed over 24,000 diapers during nearly 800 family visits, providing financial and health assistance.
We are proud of the impact we have on our community. Our program’s success is all thanks to you, our volunteers, and our donors. We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude for your patronage and ask for your continued support at the end of the year.
From the AIO Food & Energy Assistance Family, we wish you all a Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year. We look forward to creating even more opportunities for collaboration, connection, and impact in the year ahead.
Joe Ryan, Executive Director