Filling In The Blanks Receives $20K Grant

Stamford, CT – Filling in the Blanks (“FITB”) is thrilled to announce a $20,000 grant awarded by Cain Management Inc. and Joy in Childhood Foundation to eradicate childhood hunger in local communities. This significant donation will enable FITB to expand our vital food programs, ensuring that no child in Fairfield and Westchester counties goes to bed hungry.

Since its establishment in 2013, FITB has continuously provided the community's children with weekend meals. Ensuring children have adequate access to food over the weekend while not in school. FITB is based in Norwalk, CT, and serves over 5,500 children weekly with weekend meal bags at over 200 sites throughout Fairfield and Westchester Counties, including every school in Bridgeport, Norwalk and Stamford, CT.

“Our partnership with Cain Management Inc. and Joy in Childhood Foundation during an era where corporate responsibility is more important than ever, Cain Management Inc. is setting a shining example of how a brand can make a profound difference in the community it serves," commented Tina Kramer, Co-Founder FITB.

"Childhood hunger remains a critical issue, with 1 in 10 children struggling with food insecurity. The Joy in Childhood Foundation and Cain Management Inc. are committed to making a meaningful difference in the lives of children, and their generous support of FITB aligns with our mission to feeding food insecure children," Kramer added.

"We were thrilled to learn that after nominating FITB for a grant, Joy in Childhood had chosen FITB to receive a $20,000 grant. In the short time we have been partnering with FITB we have been so impressed by the clear vision Tina and Shawnee have to provide healthy and consistent food support to so many children in our area. They continue to strive to find new ways of reaching out, connecting and supporting the community. We are so proud to be a part of the FITB family," said Shaun Cain, President of Cain Management II, Inc. 

“Grant funding will allow us to purchase healthier more diverse food options, ensuring that children receive the nutrition they need for proper growth and development. It will also allow FITB to extend our reach and programming to additional sites in Bridgeport and Danbury, CT," said Shawnee Knight, FITB Co-Founder.

Filling in the Blanks is a 501c3 nonprofit that fights childhood hunger by providing children in need with meals on the weekends. Founded in 2013, and based in Norwalk, CT, FITB provides food weekly to 5,500 children across 200 sites throughout Fairfield and Westchester Counties. As a volunteer-based organization, FITB also provides the community, adults & children alike, with a hands-on approach to philanthropy.

For more information, please contact Jake Mazza, Special Event Coordinator 203-610-1471,



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