Community Foundation makes $25K in Grants to 10 Food Pantries
For Immediate Release (June 3, 2013) – To help replenish food pantries after a busy winter, the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts has awarded $25,000 to 10 food pantries.
According to the Foundation, it provided matching grants, so it would give the agencies an additional marketing tool to encourage donors to make matching gifts.
“We wanted to leverage our grants dollars during what is typically a slow fund-raising period for many food pantries, said Phil Grzewinski, president of the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts. “It was a great success; the agencies were able to raise over $70,000 during the month of April.”
Salvation Army Corps, Athol, Mass., received a grant of $2,318; Wheat Community Services, Clinton, Mass., $5,901; Loaves & Fishes Pantry, Devens, Mass., $7,429; Leona Fleming Food Pantry, Fitchburg, Mass., $350; Salvation Army Corps, Fitchburg, Mass., $350; GVNA Healthcare, Inc., Gardner, Mass., $793; Gardner Community Action Committee, Inc., Gardner, Mass., $2,789; Spanish American Center, Inc., Leominster, Mass., $583; Winchendon CAC, Winchendon, Mass., $1,398; and Franklin County Community Meals Food Pantry, Orange, Mass., $3,089.
The Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts serves the charitable interest of donors in Ashburnham, Ashby, Athol, Ayer, Barre, Bolton, Clinton, Devens, Erving, Fitchburg, Gardner, Groton, Harvard, Hubbardston, Lancaster, Leominster, Littleton, Lunenburg, New Salem, Orange, Pepperell, Petersham, Phillipston, Princeton, Royalston, Shirley, Sterling, Templeton, Townsend, Warwick, Wendell, Westminster and Winchendon.