published on June 3, 2016 - 8:07 AM
Written by The Business Journal Staff
PINC (Philanthropy Inspired by the Needs of our Community) — the local nonprofit organization that helps other nonprofits — is gearing up for its annual party this weekend that has already had a positive impact on people in need.

PINC selected local nonprofit Feed Our Future as the beneficiary for the June 4 party. Acccording to Jessica Nazaroff, Feed Our Future CEO and co-founder, that will allow the organization to feed 100 more hungry children per week.

Feed Our Future delivers bags of food to local school children in need. Since launching the campaign in 2014, Nazaroff and cofounder Shelby Dart have seen the organization grow exponentially. Feed Our Future currently reaches 260 elementary school students each week, providing a weekend’s worth of food to students who, for whatever reason, do not have access to adequate food at home.

Along with the addition of 40 children participating in the weekend meals program at Tilley Elementary School, Feed Our Future will be able to feed 400 students at three different locations.

“Being selected as PINC’s beneficiary is a huge honor for Feed Our Future. These funds will help us continue our mission and grow the number of children that we are able to commit to serving in our community,” Nazaroff. “We are thrilled about the opportunity to grow with the help of PINC and are thankful for the support!”

PINC is a unique Fresno nonprofit founded in 2008 to benefit other local nonprofits in the community. It’s 8th annual PINC Party is to be held Saturday at Sunnyside Country Club in Fresno. It will be a Greek-themed event with plenty of Greek food, a Greek band plus a DJ, then Greek dancers and, of course, ouzo. Tickets are $75 and can be purchased online at

 Since 2009, PINC has raised more than $250,000 for local nonprofits through its annual fundraising events benefiting Angel Babies of Hinds Hospice (2009); Marjaree Mason Center (2010); Make-A-Wish Foundation® of Central California (2011); Break The Barriers (2012); Catholic Charities – Diocese of Fresno (2013); Transitions Children’s Services (2014); and the Holy Cross Center for Women (2015).


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