Nancy Nash Beckham was proud to be known as the “cookie lady” for 12 years at All Saints Church in Pasadena. Beginning in 1992, she and her daughter Barbara Beckham took over leadership of the Hunger Ministry at the Church which generates funds through the offering of baked goods for donations every Sunday. When Nancy Beckham passed away in March of 2007, Barbara and her sister, Patti Healy, wanted to do something to pay tribute to their mother. It seemed logical to further her legacy of a ministry to the hungry. So, they set up a fund at the Pasadena Community Foundation named the Nancy Nash Beckham Fund for Hunger. The fund will make grants to non-profit organizations in the Pasadena area that provide food and shelter programs to the hungry and homeless or to those rebuilding their lives.
Here’s a video about the Nancy Nash Beckham Endowment for Hunger.