Grainger Foundation Grant
Clint Foor, Grainger Branch Manager presented a $10,000 grant to Jane Avery, Executive Director. The grant has two primary initiatives and will be distributed in half; the first half for Turkey Rally and the second half for the Kids BackPack program. Jane Avery said, "this gift of theirs is going to offset the cost to our member agencies for 754 turkeys." The Kids BackPack program sends a backpack filled with nutritious, kid-friendly food home with a child over weekends and holidays.
Grainger's $5,000 Turkey Rally grant now takes Turkey Rally's total monetary donations to $42,000, fully surpassing the original goal of $20,000.
Sam's Club Grant
Community Harvest Food Bank of Northeast Indiana, Inc. was honored to receive a $25,000 grant from Sam's Club. Above, Hod Hefer, Sam's Club Manager and CHFB Board Member, presents the check to Executive Director Jane Avery. Check out this video from WANE.com news to learn more about this generous contribution towards hunger relief.
Lincoln Financial Foundation Grant
The Lincoln Financial Foundation recently awarded Human Services grants to 21 local nonprofit organizations. Lincoln’s Human Services grants are strong supporters of initiatives aimed at ensuring all individuals have the ability to meet their basic needs for food, housing, and independent living. We are thankful to have received $90,000 to support our Healthy Families Initiative which includes Farm Wagon (mobile fresh produce and perishables distribution serving people in need), Community Cupboard (on-site pantry provides direct food assistance to clients referred by member agencies, originated at Community Harvest and replicated throughout the country), Holiday Meals (turkeys & trimmings for those who would otherwise do without) and Crisis Assistance (offering emergency food assistance).
Please join us in thanking the Lincoln Financial Foundation or visit their website at www.lfg.com. It is grant opportunities like these that allow us to continue serving our 9 county service area and help us further our mission! Learn more about the Lincoln Foundation Grants through this article.