Esther’s Kitchen by Loaves and Fishes Awarded Special Community Project Grant

Mar 18, 2016

For Immediate Release
March 17, 2016

Esther’s Kitchen by Loaves and Fishes Awarded Special Community Project Grant

 

The United Way of Southwest Minnesota Board of Directors recently approved a Special Community Projects Grant in the second round for Esther’s Kitchen by Loaves and Fishes. All grant applicants were reviewed and interviewed by community volunteers who then made their recommendations to the Board for final approval similar to the process used in the spring for Community Impact grant applicants; only on a smaller scale.

Projects being funded had a clear tie to the United Way’s Goals for the Common Good focusing on Education, Income (financial stability), Health, Hunger or Safety & Well-Being and demonstrated clear impact and potential outcomes in those areas. For more information about your local United Way visit www.UnitedWaySWMN.org.

Funds awarded will solely provide community food and snack program purchase dollars for approximately five months at the Marshall locations. This program helps improve guests’ health and wellness by making nutritious food accessible thus fulfilling a basic need for those who are hungry. The majority of guests at the Marshall dining site are seniors.

 

 

Pictured: Marcy Heemeyer (UWSWMN) and Adrian Hibl (Esther’s Kitchen)

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United Way of Southwest Minnesota is an autonomous, local organization working to create lasting changes in people’s lives and the communities we serve in Lincoln, Lyon, Murray, Yellow Medicine and portions of Cottonwood, Nobles, Lac qui Parle and Nobles counties of Minnesota.