The Atlantic Benevolent Protecting Order of Elks #445 has been awarded a $5,500 Beacon grant by the Elks Nationwide Basis for use to help Cass County meals pantries with wants associated to COVID-19. Cumberland Care & Share and the Anita Meals Pantry will each obtain $1,500 to make use of in the direction of new fridges, and the Atlantic Meals Pantry will obtain $2,500 for use in the direction of meals purchases. When Elks member Vicki Nordskog realized the 2020 Beacon grants had been for use to deal with wants associated to COVID-19, she knew space meals pantries might use the help. Via her volunteer work, she was nicely conscious that the variety of individuals using the meals pantry companies is larger than earlier years and is predicted to stay so nicely int 2021. As a volunteer with Cass County COVID-19 Cell Meals For All, Nordskog has been serving to to deliver meals to Cass County households in want since June. Working by Wholesome Cass County, all 4 Cass County meals pantries had been requested what they most wanted assist with. The Anita Meals Pantry and Cumberland Care and Share each indicated they want further chilly cupboard space, whereas the Atlantic Meals Pantry recognized the necessity for extra funding to pay for meals as their high precedence. The Lord’s Cabinet in Griswold responded that their pantry is doing alright right now and requested that funding be directed to different pantries within the county.
The pantries had been delighted to listen to that the Atlantic Elks had acquired the grant. Anita Meals Pantry Board Member and Cass County Native Meals Coverage Councilmember Tracey Lett mentioned, “The Anita Meals Pantry is so grateful and appreciates this a lot. We’ll put it to good use to have the ability to present extra refrigerated gadgets to our purchasers, as our numbers proceed to extend once more over the previous month.”
Data on Cass County Meals Pantries
Anita Meals Pantry: Pantry Hours: first and third Saturdays, Sept. 11 a.m, Telephone: (712) 762-3645, Handle: 208 Chestnut St, Anita, Iowa 50020, Money donations: mail checks to “Anita Meals Pantry” (PO Field 96, Anita, Iowa 50020)
Atlantic Meals Pantry: Pantry Hours: Thurs., drive-through 1 –2 p.m. (closes 3 p.m.) For extra data, please contact: Brigham Hoegh, Wellness Coordinator Cass County ISU Extension 712-249-5870, Pantry open for particular person donations Monday and Thursday 9 – 11 a.m. Name 712-243-1820 for bigger group donations, Handle: 19 W. 4th St., Atlantic, IA 50022; Money Donations: mail to “Atlantic Meals Pantry” (19 W 4th St. Atlantic, Iowa 50022); Particular meals donations requested: canned soup, ramen noodles, hamburger helper, beef ravioli (cans) or SpaghettiOs, on the spot pasta & sauce or potato, cereal (bins), corn muffin combine, saltines, canned fruit (peaches, pears, applesauce, cocktail), canned rooster or tuna, macaroni and cheese, canned corn, inexperienced beans, peas (12-15 oz. cans), peanut butter (18 oz. creamy), “fast” oats, “full” pancake & waffle combine, syrup, spaghetti and pasta sauce, Chili Beans, Diced Tomatoes, Manwich or Sloppy Joe cans, Bar cleaning soap, rest room paper *Please, no cake mixes right now;
Cumberland Care & Share: Pantry Hours: first and third Wednesday, 4-5:30 p.m.,, Telephone for donations: (712) 774-5818, Handle: 317 Monroe St, Cumberland, Iowa 50843, Money Donations: mail to “Cumberland Care & Share” (317 Monroe St, Cumberland, Iowa 50843);
Lord’s Cabinet of Griswold: Pantry Hours: second and fourth Tuesday, 11 a.m – 2 p.m., Telephone for donations: (712) 778-4178, Handle: 100 Cass St., Griswold, Iowa 51535, Money Donations: mail checks to “The Lord’s Cabinet” (55546 Wichita Rd. Griswold, Iowa 51535)
For extra data on Cass County meals pantries, farmers markets, and different locally-driven meals initiatives, observe the Cass County Native Meals Coverage Council on Fb @CassCountyLocalFood. For extra data on native wellness occasions or assets, observe Wholesome Cass County on Fb @HealthyCassCounty.