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Farm Bureau Awards Over $4,000 in Grants to Local Food Pantries

08/01/2020 @ 12:55 pm

The impacts of COVID-19 will be felt for months to come. Families are suffering. Businesses are suffering. Farms are suffering. Together with members, Cook County Farm Bureau® and local farmers growing healthy and nutritious food are poised to provide local food pantries assistance during this difficult time in Illinois and the entire United States.


To support local food pantries, Cook County Farm Bureau created a Food Pantry Grant Program, with cash donation being made to each of the following pantries in the amounts ranging from $100 – $200..


Grant Recipients

Breakthrough Fresh March, Chicago

Eve’s Garden Foundation, Chicago

Evergreen Park Village Pantry Collection, Evergreen Park

Grab and Go Groceries, Chicago

Hanover Township Food Pantry, Hanover Park

Humanity First USA, Chicago

Humanity Relief, Chicago

Iglesia Evangelica Emanuel, Chicago

Irving Park Community Food Pantry, Chicago

Lemont Open Pantries, Lemont

Maple Morgan Park Food Pantry, Chicago

Mt. Zion 24 Hour Emergency Pantry, Lansing

Onward Neighborhood House, Chicago

Palos Food Pantry, Palos Heights

Put Your Hands Together- Family Food Pop-up Pantry, Hillside

Redeemers Little Free Pantry, Oak Forest

Society of St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry, Midlothian

Southeast Side of Chicago Food Pantry, Chicago

St. Cletus Food Pantry, LaGrange

St. Ireanaeus/Catholic Charities Food Pantry, Lemont

Trident Ministries International, Chicago

Together We Cope, Tinley Park

Westchester Food Pantry, Westchester


Members are encouraged to consider donating to or matching Farm Bureau’s grant amount at their local food pantry. If an individual chose to do so, let us know and we’ll give you a shoutout in next month’s publication.


Members are also able to donate funds to the grant program by sending their donation to Cook County Farm Bureau, Attn: Food Pantry Grant Program, 6438 Joliet Rd., Countryside, IL 60525.


A second round of grant recipients will be announced next month.

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