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Local Pantry to Receive Needed Refrigeration

09/02/2021 @ 2:05 pm

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Midwest Dairy quickly pivoted its work to support our communities by providing Undeniably Dairy grant funding for commercial-grade refrigeration units to local food banks in need.

 

Earlier this year, Cook County Farm Bureau® submitted an application for commercial-grade refrigeration for Alicia’s House, a local Cook County food pantry.

 

Alicia’s House Food Pantry is dedicated to Alicia who loved people and loved helping people. She would spend hours working with her Grandma Stella at the church food pantry, making bags of food to hand out to people in need. Although her grandma had a specific way to nutritionally pack the bags, Alicia would always add her special touch by making sure each bag would contain a special treat, usually candy. To honor the memory of Alicia who passed away at the age of four, Grandma Stella and Poppy Juan started Alicia's House. Alicia's House feeds hundreds of hungry families and each bag of food contains Alicia's special loving touch. Alicia’s House serves the communities of Beecher, Crete, Steger, Peotone, University Park, Monee, and South Chicago Heights.

 

To date, Midwest Dairy has approved 50 grant applications which will serve an estimated 55,877 people.

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