On June 11th some of the board members from One Community Now presented a check to Metropolitan Ministries in the amount of $21,588.66 from the funds raised at the Chasco Fiesta Hunger Walk in March. At the walk we raised over $74,000 for the Pasco Pack A Sack Food for Kids program and Metropolitan Ministries Hot Meal program. Over $50,000 will be given to our Pack A Sack partners to provide food for food insecure children over the weekend. Over 500 people participated in the Chasco Fiesta Hunger Walk representing 65 different businesses, organizations and school. The event was held at Gulf High School and we are already making plans for the Hunger Walk next year to take place on Saturday, March 12, 2016. The Hunger Walk is designed to raise awareness of the hunger issues in our community and help fight hunger in Pasco County
One Community Now is a 501c3 faith-based organization with the mission of Building Unity for Community Transformation. We work together with churches, businesses and organizations in our community to help meet the un-met and under-met needs in Pasco County. One Community Now is made up of representatives from various churches including Generations Christian Church, St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Trinity New Life Church, Community Congregational Church and Calvary Chapel Worship Center. Most of our focus has been on poverty related issues. Besides the Pack A Sack program, we also host the One Community Now Veterans Stand Down and Neighborhood Impact in Holiday.
To learn more about One Community Now and our programs please visit www.onecommunitynow.com.