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