Mobile Food Pantry Receives $1,700 Grant

Mobile Food Pantry Receives $1,700 Grant
Posted on 02/28/2018
Award PhotoFrom the press release:

Lewis Central Community School District received a $1,710 grant for the Kreft Mobile Pantry.  The grant is provided through Farm Credit Services of America’s (FCSAmerica) Working Here Fund.

Lewis Central Community School District hosts the Kreft Mobile Pantry, a food distribution for families in need of assistance each month.  Funds from the Working Here Fund grant will be used to purchase supplies to be used at the mobile pantry such as shopping bags, collapsible wagons and carts, tabletop holders, food handling gloves and other necessary supplies.  

“We anticipate increased efficiency and decreased wait time for individuals accessing the pantry,” said Skyler Avila, Kreft school counselor.

The mobile pantry is a partnership with the Food Bank for the Heartland and takes place in the school cafeteria.  

“We are proud to support organizations dedicated to addressing food and hunger issues in our local communities,” said Teresa Mardesen, community relations manager at FCSAmerica’s Omaha office.

Lewis Central Community School District is one of 77 organizations to receive a Working Here Fund grant in the fourth quarter of 2017.  FCSAmerica awarded $125,180 during the latest grant cycle ending December 31, 2017.

About Lewis Central Community School District

Lewis Central Community School District works in partnership with the Food Bank for the Heartland to provide food to families who are food insecure through the Kreft Mobile Pantry.


About Farm Credit Services of America
Farm Credit Services of America is proud to finance the growth of rural America, including the special needs of young and beginning producers. With $26.9 billion in assets and $4.9 billion in members’ equity, FCSAmerica is one of the region’s leading providers of credit and insurance services to farmers, ranchers, agribusiness and rural residents in Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. Learn more at www.fcsamerica.com.



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