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At Food Connect, we are privileged to partner with organizations that prioritize giving back to those in need.  Multifunding Business Loan Advisors is a dynamic organization with the mission of educating small business owners and entrepreneurs about small business loans and resources to maximize access to affordable capital.  This dedicated partner fully recognized the economic crisis resulting from the pandemic and actively aims to support struggling local restaurants, food service workers and at the same time help to feed those in need.  The result has been SBAIgnite, a program focused on educating entrepreneurs while helping the hungry.  Small business owners who participate in webinars and learning resources are encouraged to donate any amount to Food Connect.  Food Connect then sources meals and food and matches those meals to a community organization.  

Earlier in April, through the generosity of SBAIgnite learners, we were able to source meal boxes from a local restaurant that fed more than 90 food insecure individuals through distribution with the Congregation Rodeph Shalom Breaking Bread on Broad Program.  We are humbled by the gratitude from those being served, as quoted, “Thank you so much for these meals.  God bless you for this work.”  We are looking forward to sharing more testimonials on the positive impact of this joint program soon.

If you are a small business owner or entrepreneur interested in learning about opportunities for business growth and also to help those in need, please visit the SBAIgnite program page or if you are interested in contributing to meals for the program visit the Food Connect SBA Ignite donation page.