Category: Community Outreach

Child Sponsorship with Compassion International

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Compassion International
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As a lead tax partner with Deloitte Tax, Troy Biddix handles tax delivery services from the international company’s Detroit office. A member of professional groups such as the Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants, Troy Biddix also supports various charitable organizations within his community and beyond. Among these is Compassion International, a Christ-centered ministry committed to holistic child development around the world.

Validated as effective by a decades-long research study, the child-sponsorship program from Compassion International has been shown to have a significant impact on the educational and employment outcomes of participating children. The program offers the opportunity for sponsors to change the life of a child living in extreme poverty by offering monthly financial support, as well as praying for and exchanging letters with the child. For an average of $25 to $45 a month, sponsors fund educational fees and school uniforms, as well as healthcare and supplements to protect against malnutrition. To learn more or to sign up to sponsor a waiting child, visit www.compassion.com.

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Gleaners Community Food Bank Oversees Cooking Matters Courses

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Cooking Matters
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A tax services professional with nearly three decades of experience, Troy Biddix serves as a partner at Deloitte Tax in Detroit. Outside of his professional activities, Troy Biddix dedicates his time and resources to a number of local organizations, including Gleaners Community Food Bank (GCFB) of Southeastern Michigan.

GCFB has worked to reduce food insecurity across five Michigan counties since 1977. As part of these efforts, the organization distributes food to soup kitchens, food pantries, and shelters while overseeing a variety of outreach programs, including Cooking Matters.

Launched by Share Our Strength, Cooking Matters is a nutrition education program that teaches individuals and families at risk of hunger how to prepare nutritious, budget-friendly meals at home. Under the guidance of trained instructors, Cooking Matters participants take part in a six-week course focused on nutrition, meal preparation, grocery shopping, and food budgeting.

At each weekly session, participants receive groceries so that they can practice their cooking skills and prepare healthy meals for their families. Cooking Matters is open to people of all ages and organized into six specific curricula programs directed toward adults, parents, kids, teens, families, and childcare providers. For more information about Cooking Matters or other GCFB offerings, visit www.gcfb.org.