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“Poverty is like punishment for a crime you didn’t commit.” — Eli Khamarov

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Every Purchase You Make Helps Others Help Themselves through WHEAT’s Empowerment & Enterprise Programs

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It does not require many words to speak the truth.” –Chief Joseph

“My humanity is bound up in yours, for we can only be human together.” –Desmond Tutu

Shop With Purpose – Choose Fair Trade

“Real change, enduring change, happens one step at a time”  –Ruth Bader Ginsburg

 

Brighten Mom’s Day – the Fair Trade Way

~Spread Love Near and Far This Mother’s Day~

April Specials

Please note: 
WHEAT’s Clothes Silo and Fair Trade Store will be closed

Friday, May 28th thru Monday, May 31st for Memorial Day weekend.  
We will reopen on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 10 am

EFSP Funding Announced

Funding Through the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), Humanitarian Relief Is Announced

Phoenix, AZ, April 21, 2021 – The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) National Board (hereafter, National Board) is pleased to announce that the application period for funding through the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA), Humanitarian Relief, opened on April 19.  Total funding is $110 million available to organizations that provided, or will provide, services to families and individuals from the southern border. Nonprofits, faith-based, and government organizations that provide shelter, food, transportation, basic heath and first aid, COVID-19 testing and associated medical care needed during quarantine and isolation, and other supportive services may apply.

To allow more opportunities for agencies to submit applications for funding, there will be multiple open application periods.  The first open application period begins on April 19, 2021 and will be for eligible expenditures incurred on or after January 1, 2021 through March 31, 2021.  The application will close on Friday, April 30, 2021, at 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.  Applications submitted after the April 30, 2021 deadline will not be considered for reimbursement in this application period.  If your agency has already submitted documentation to WHEAT for reimbursement for January 1 – March 31, 2021, you do not need to apply again for this funding. 

To Qualify for Funding:

  • Applicant agencies must be nonprofit, faith-based, or governmental
  • Provide eligible services to families and individuals encountered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
  • Must have a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN)
  • Must have a Data Universal Number System (DUNS)
  • Current or former EFSP participation is not a requisite for application submission.
  • Documentation for all application expenditures must be supported with proof of payment (e.g., cancelled check, credit card statement, etc.) or a receipt reflecting the purchase. Only one of these is required.

The ARPA Humanitarian Relief Application consists of five categories of service. All expenditures made by agencies must fall within one of the categories. 

  • Primary – includes only food and shelter
  • Secondary – includes, but is not limited to, health/medical services
  • Administrative – includes, but is not limited to, temporary staff, permanent and voluntary staff overtime, and postage
  • Equipment and Assets – includes purchases and leases, and necessary renovations to make facilities safe, sanitary, and compliant with local codes (e.g., showers)
  • Transportation – includes local and long-distance travel (e.g. taxi, bus, air, train) for families and individuals encountered by DHS and for agency staff that may be required to assist them

Organizations can access the application and guidance directly on the Emergency Food and Shelter Program website, under the Supplemental Funding Info tab, for the $110 million in humanitarian relief funding made available to assist migrants assisted by the Department of Homeland Security.

WHEAT is available to provide assistance to agencies who wish to apply but may feel uncertain about the process.  Contact:  EFSP@HungerHurts.org or 602/955.5076 to begin the process.

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WHEAT  (www.HungerHurts.org) is a statewide anti-hunger and poverty organization staffing the Emergency Food and Shelter Program for Apache, Gila, Maricopa, Navajo, Pinal & Yavapai Counties and the Arizona State Set-Aside Committee.

“It is important for people to realize that we can make progress against world hunger, that world hunger is not hopeless. The worst enemy is apathy.” –Reverend David Beckmann

Goal: Making it On My Own!

WHEAT and Its Work through COVID-19

WHEAT has seen a lot in its 41 years – the everchanging face of hunger and poverty, reaching into families who thought they were safe from job loss, a bare pantry, eating candy bars because they cost less, couch-surfing with the children because there’s nowhere else to go. WHEAT met these changes and challenges head on and developed and expanded programs to meet the needs of those we serve so that hunger and poverty can become a thing of the past – one person at a time.


Now, a new enemy, this COVID-19, has arisen and is making the fight harder without the resources we so easily took for granted like our wonderful volunteers, some who are still home through this crisis, although our brick & mortar locations, re-opened to the public. 
We are a creative bunch and won’t allow it to take away the hard-fought successes of these many years. We are finding new ways to reach those who need us.

The staff of WHEAT know that they do not have to work if they aren’t comfortable doing so. Further, if an employee is sick or needs to take care of their children or parent, we are paying them. Additionally, with our reduced hours and less staff, we are paying affected employees for their regularly scheduled hours. 

We cannot do this forever as our loss of revenue continues to rise. But WHEAT is confident in our community’s generosity and continues to be committed to our clients, our trainees, our volunteers and our staff. 

Your donation will help us continue in our mission to help others help themselves –
WE JUST REALLY NEED YOUR HELP RIGHT NOW TO DO THAT!

~Wishing You a Wonderful Thanksgiving ~

From the WHEAT Team

Nobel Peace Prize 2020

World Food Programme awarded Nobel Peace Prize Statement by WFP Executive Director David Beasley

WFP Food distribution in Aleppo, Syria. Photo: WFP/ Khudr Alissar WFP
WFP Food distribution in Aleppo, Syria. Photo: WFP/ Khudr Alissar WFP

ROME – The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the World Food Programme (WFP) is a humbling, moving recognition of the work of WFP staff who lay their lives on the line every day to bring food and assistance for close to 100 million hungry children, women and men across the world. People whose lives are often brutally torn apart by instability, insecurity and conflict.

Every one of the 690 million hungry people in the world today has the right to live peacefully and without hunger. Today, the Norwegian Nobel Committee has turned the global spotlight on them and on the devastating consequences of conflict. Climate shocks and economic pressures have further compounded their plight. And now, a global pandemic with its brutal impact on economies and communities, is pushing millions more to the brink of starvation.

The Nobel Peace Prize is not WFP’s alone.  We work closely with government, organizations and private sector partners whose passion for helping the hungry and vulnerable equals ours. We could not possibly help anyone without them. We are an operational agency and the daily work of our staff each day is driven by our core values of integrity, humanity and inclusion.

Where there is conflict, there is hunger. And where there is hunger, there is often conflict. Today is a reminder that food security, peace and stability go together. Without peace, we cannot achieve our global goal of zero hunger; and while there is hunger, we will never have a peaceful world.

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The United Nations World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian organization, saving lives in emergencies, building prosperity and supporting a sustainable future for people recovering from conflict, disasters and the impact of climate change.

Volunteer October 24

Current Community Volunteer Opportunity

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Now Hiring! Retail Sales Associates for WHEAT’s Clothes Silo and Fair Trade Store

We’re on the hunt for dependable, friendly, hardworking and awesome people to join our team! We’re looking to hire two Sales Associates to work in our Retail Empowerment programs, The Clothes Silo and The Fair Trade Store.

Interested? You can apply online today.

Your role will involve creating positive experiences for our customers and clients while working with our team of volunteers and staff. We have shifts available from 9:30am to 2:30pm Tuesday thru Friday and Saturdays from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm.

We ask that applicants are available to work at least (two) Saturdays each month. You can find more details at https://HungerHurts.org/employment/

World Food Day 2020

TIME FOR ACTION.  A steady increase in hunger since 2014 together with rising obesity, clearly indicates the need to accelerate and scale up actions to strengthen food systems and protect people’s livelihoods.

A HUNGRY PLANET.  Over 2 billion people do not have regular access to safe, nutritious and sufficient food. The global population is expected to reach almost 10 billion by 2050.

COVID-19 FUELS HUNGER.  Nearly 690 million people are hungry, up 10 million since 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic could add between 83-132 million people to this number, depending on the economic growth scenario.

THE COST OF MALNUTRITION.  The impact of malnutrition in all its forms – undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies, as well as overweight and obesity – on the global economy is estimated at USD 3.5 trillion per year.

GROW, NOURISH, SUSTAIN.  Today only nine plant species account for 66% of total crop production, despite the fact that there are at least 30 000 edible plants. We need to grow a variety of food to nourish people and sustain the planet.

 

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A Little Goes A Long Way


celebrating 40 years of service in Arizona

WHEAT has seen a lot in its 41 years – the ever changing face of hunger and poverty, reaching into families who thought they were safe from job loss, a bare pantry, eating candy bars because they cost less, couch-surfing with the children because there’s nowhere else to go. WHEAT met these changes and challenges head on and developed and expanded programs to meet the needs of those we serve so that hunger and poverty can become a thing of the past – one person at a time.

Now, a new enemy, this COVID-19, has arisen and is making the fight harder without the resources we so easily took for granted like our wonderful volunteers, home through this crisis, and our brick & mortar locations, now closed to the public. We are a creative bunch and won’t allow it to take away the hard-fought successes of these many years. We are finding new ways to reach those who need us.

Your donation will help us continue in our mission to help others help themselves –

WE JUST REALLY NEED YOUR HELP RIGHT NOW TO DO THAT!

Click Here to Make Your Donation to WHEAT

 

Your AZ Tax Credit 2019 & WHEAT

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Donations to Qualifying Nonprofits for Arizona Tax Credits Must Still Be Made by April 15

Extension of Tax Filing Deadline to July 15 Does NOT Affect Charitable Contributions Deadline

Arizona taxpayers considering donations to qualifying nonprofit organizations for Arizona tax credits on their 2019 income tax returns must still make those contributions by April 15 even with the U.S. Department of Treasury decision to extend filing deadlines to July 15 for Arizona and federal returns. Qualifying charitable organizations include 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, foster care organizations public schools and certified school tuition organizations.  Further Information Here


It’s a Win for Us and a Win for You!!
Donate $800 to WHEAT and Get Back $800 on your Arizona Tax Return*

When you donate to WHEAT  (a Qualifying Charitable Organization, QCO Code 20391),  you could receive a dollar for dollar Arizona State Tax Credit of up to $800 for couples, filing jointly, or $400 for individuals.*

Your gift will provide a dollar for dollar return to you and at the same time support WHEAT’s mission to end hunger and poverty at the root while we help those in our community to self-sufficiency.  In 2019, we provided services to over  10,000 families through SNAP application assistance, living-wage work training,  the provision of outfits to women for the workplace and making available a year-round marketplace for fairly-traded, quality items that help the artisans and farmers feed and clothe their families.  Your gift will mean we can do even more to assist the individuals and families we serve.

Another Option:  If you are over 70 ½, you are required to take distributions from an IRA. Instead of creating a taxable event for yourself, make the distribution a charitable gift to WHEAT using all or a portion of your mandatory withdrawal amount (up to $100,000 total, per person). As long as the distribution is paid directly to WHEAT from your IRA administrator, the amount will not be counted in your taxable income for the year, which may result in tax savings for you!*

It’s easy – Just click on the DONATE button above

 (or) on our website WHEAT: Arizona Charitable Tax Credit

(or)  mail your check to:
WHEAT
4000 N 7th St, Ste 118
Phoenix, AZ 85014


 Thank you for supporting WHEAT’s efforts to end hunger and poverty at the root.

*Consult your tax professional.

Supp Fund Round 2

To Download the Notification Email found below click here.

January 20, 2020

(This notification is being sent by email to apprise Local Boards, State Set-Aside (SSA) Committees, and interested local social service organizations of the Round 2 Application Period schedule for the Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance [SAHA] funding made available under the Emergency Food and Shelter Program.)

Read more here…

#Donate Essentials

Click here to Donate $10 for a Women’s Everyday Essentials Kit

Click here to DOWNLOAD the list of items that go into a Women’s Everyday Essentials Kit –
you can donate a few of one item, several items, or a whole truckload!

Find out other ways to participate with WHEAT on #GivingTuesday and beyond. Click Here.

 

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