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Poshard Foundation Helps Local Food Pantries

CARTERVILLE, Ill. — The Poshard Foundation has announced on Monday they are donating $108,500 to local food pantries in southern Illinois.

The organization said area food pantries are struggling, especially with providing nutritious food to children in need.

“With this $108,500 distribution to pantries, we will help feed many vulnerable children. Over the past twenty-four years, we’ve learned that good nutrition is part of the healing process. We ask participating pantries to give us their strategies for getting the food into the hands of children,” said Jo Poshard.

“Only a few months ago, we gave our annual grants to social service agencies that are working to heal the emotional and psychological damage inflicted on many southern Illinois children, but our first step is to help heal the hunger,” said Glenn Poshard.

“A two or three thousand dollar grant to a local pantry may not sound like much, but often the pantry can use that money to leverage greater purchasing power with federal food banks and other organizations with whom they work,” added Jo Poshard.

Local food pantries receiving the donations include

Friends of Jesus Food Pantry, Equality

Gallatin County Food Pantry, Shawneetown

  • Hands of Hope, McLeansboro
  • Wayne County WADI  and
  • We Love White County, Carmi

Over the last two years, the Poshard Foundation has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars for area food pantries to help with purchasing highly nutritious foods for children.

 

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