GRANVILLE – The McHenry County Meals Pantry in Granville acquired its first cargo of meals from the Nice Plains Meals Financial institution for its new freezer / fridge on Friday.
The freezer / cooler will enhance the meals pantry’s capability to retailer perishable items and higher serve prospects.
The pantry bought the freezer / cooler with a grant from the ND Division of Agriculture, which allotted $ 2 million in funding in 2020 by the coronavirus aid invoice to assist meals charities and small supermarkets. The Granville Pantry used $ 39,944 to acquire a 10-foot by 14-foot fridge and freezer from Minot Restaurant Provide.
Pantry acquired the land for the staff after finding the proprietor, Doloris Lynch in Kalispell, Montana. Pantry coordinator Joni Anderson mentioned Lynch, who inherited the lot from an uncle 30 years earlier, and his household agreed to promote the property for the venture. Premiere Concrete of Norwich put in the freezer deck.
Anderson mentioned the pantry serves almost 70 households in and across the Towner-Granville-Upham college district. The pantry is open the second Wednesday of every month for the Granville space and the third Tuesday for the Towner and Upham areas. Two drivers from Upham and one from Towner decide up a number of prospects.
The pantry receives common assist from the Eagles Membership sport, 5 native church buildings and a number of other particular person donors, Anderson mentioned.
Residents who want help are invited to finish functions, that are processed by the Minot Group Motion Partnership.
“We’d love to assist extra folks” Anderson mentioned. “Anybody who wants it will possibly contact myself, the native metropolis auditor, social companies or the varsity.”