In addition, since the summer of 2020, Capacity Partners has worked with the Greater Washington Community Foundation to help raise more than $2 million for Food for Montgomery, an innovative public-private partnership that is addressing food insecurity in the short-term and ensuring Montgomery County has a robust food distribution system for future crises.
"It’s hard to believe it, but one year ago Food for Montgomery did not exist. Today, nearly 1,000 people, businesses, and foundations have given to fuel this remarkable public-private partnership that is bringing food to thousands of neighbors who might otherwise go to bed hungry,” explained Anna Hargrave, The Community Foundation’s Executive Director for Montgomery County. “The Capacity Partners team was essential to getting more people to understand that the growing hunger crisis is so big and complex, it requires us to marshal the skills and resources of our nonprofits, faith-based communities, restaurants, farmers, and county agencies. To do that, we have to make strategic philanthropic investments that will maximize public and private resources.”
“Capacity Partners and Mary Robinson’s insight treated the Food for Montgomery initiative like a capital campaign. The Greater Washington Community Foundation and Capacity Partners were raising awareness and money for this public-private partnership, but Capacity Partners also pushed Manna to deepen its relationships with its current donors and cultivate new ones. In effect, Food for Montgomery helped Manna continue to build our capacity. Food for Montgomery was the nexus of activity for the food rescue community,” added Jackie DeCarlo.
Capacity Partners is proud to have been able to support our community and work with dedicated nonprofit leaders to ensure that all families can put nutritious, culturally appropriate food on the table.