advertisement

Food Banks gets $1 million grant

Monday, March 11, 2013 | 7:43 a.m. CDT; updated 9:39 a.m. CDT, Monday, March 11, 2013

SIKESTON — A St. Louis-based philanthropic organization has awarded $1 million grants each to four food banks in the state.

The Missouri Foundation for Health announced recently that it gave the grants to the Southeast Missouri Food Bank in Cape Girardeau, the St. Louis Area Food Bank, the Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri in Columbia and the Ozarks Food Harvest in Springfield.

Officials with the Southeast Missouri Food Bank said Friday its grant will be used to renovate a distribution facility in Sikeston, including adding a new roof, refrigeration and freezer units and new loading docks.

The Southeast Missourian reports the grants come at a time when food banks are seeing an increase in demand.


Like what you see here? Become a member.


Show Me the Errors (What's this?)

Report corrections or additions here. Leave comments below here.

You must be logged in to participate in the Show Me the Errors contest.


Comments

Leave a comment

Speak up and join the conversation! Make sure to follow the guidelines outlined below and register with our site. You must be logged in to comment. (Our full comment policy is here.)

  • Don't use obscene, profane or vulgar language.
  • Don't use language that makes personal attacks on fellow commenters or discriminates based on race, religion, gender or ethnicity.
  • Use your real first and last name when registering on the website. It will be published with every comment. (Read why we ask for that here.)
  • Don’t solicit or promote businesses.

We are not able to monitor every comment that comes through. If you see something objectionable, please click the "Report comment" link.

You must be logged in to comment.

Forget your password?

Don't have an account? Register here.

advertisements