Headquartered in Rockville and serving greater Montgomery County, Interfaith Works’ mission is to pursue justice with an emphasis on identifying and meeting the need of the poor by leading and engaging Montgomery County’s faith communities in service, education, and advocacy. HMSHost Foundation Director Laura Sildon, President, Paul Mamalian, and Board Member, Coleman Lauterbach, along with HMSHost’s Haia Perlmutter and Gina Smith presented Interfaith Works Executive Director, Shane Rock, a grant from the HMSHost Foundation to support its work to meet the needs of the poor and homeless in Montgomery County, MD.
MANNA FOOD CENTER
With its main food distribution center in Derwood and serving greater Montgomery County, Manna’s mission focuses on ending hunger in Montgomery County through food distribution, education and advocacy. Their vision is nothing less than food security for all. Manna Food Center provides food for families, nutritional snacks for school-aged children, community food rescue, and nutrition classes. HMSHost Foundation President, Paul Mamalian, Director, Laura Sildon, and Board Member, Sarah Cody, presented a check to Jackie DeCarlo, Manna Executive Director, and Stephanie Hubbard, Manna Director of Development, to support Manna’s efforts in our local community.
CHIILDREN OF RESTAURANT EMPLOYEES (CORE)
Children of Restaurant Employees, or CORE, is a 501(c)3 charitable organization funded by donations from individuals, food and beverage operators, suppliers and distributors, and special events. CORE supports the children of food and beverage employees who are navigating life-altering circumstances or conditions. Since 2004 CORE has raised over $2 million and supported 165 children across 95 families. In 2016 alone CORE supported 55 children and raised over $400,000.
Just one example of this is Pam Burnett’s story, an HMSHost Starbucks employee at Albany
THE FIRST TEE, TAMPA, FL
The First Tee is for children of all backgrounds, with an added emphasis on Tampa children, who previously may not have been exposed to the game of golf.
The First Tee Life Skills Experience, Nine Core Values and/or Nine Healthy Habits are taught in almost all programs of The First Tee. These programs teach young people skills that allow them to face challenges at home and school, and play in a constructive manner. Examples of lessons taught include problem solving, managing time, controlling one’s emotions, working well with others and improving relationships with family and the
GRACE-MAR SERVICES INC.
Grace Mar Services’ mission is to provide education, counseling and professional networks to displaced workers, minorities and low to moderate income families in the areas of financial literacy, job readiness/placement and self-empowerment.
“As a member of the Jobs Plus Program, Grace-Mar has given me many opportunities and has opened many doors for me. The Jobs Plus Program introduced me to Grace-Mar through employment specialist Ms. Sophie. Grace-Mar gave me a chance to obtain full time employment with HMSHost at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. I am very grateful to