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Farm Bureau to Launch Grant Program to Support Local Food Pantries

05/13/2020 @ 9:20 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 has created a Food Pantry Grant Program.  Food pantries can self-nominate or a community member can nominate a food pantry. 

 

Local food pantries are encouraged to apply for grant funds at https://bit.ly/2LlpqGA.  Grant applications are due before midnight on Friday, June 12.  Grant awards will range between $150 to $600.

 

Farm Bureau members are also encouraged to donate funds to this program.  Donations may be tax deductible based on pantries' 501(c)3 statuts.  Donations will solely benefit Cook County food pantries.

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