Alcester Community Foundation Provides Grants to Alcester-Hudson Food Pantry

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Article courtesy of Alcester Union-Hudsonite Newspaper – June 25, 2020

Chuck Haugland, a member of the Alcester Community Foundation, presents Carol Berkheimer, treasurer of the Alcester-Hudson Food Pantry, with two checks for the food pantry.  The Alcester Community Foundation is giving a $1,300 grant to the Alcester-Hudson Food Pantry and the South Dakota Community Foundation is matching this grant with another $1,300 grant.  This money will be used to keep the food pantries supplied with the non perishable food items and vouchers for such things as meat, poultry and milk that are necessary for the families in the two communities.  The South Dakota Community Foundation is in its second round of matching grants through the Community Savings Account’s response to the Coronavirus.  The South Dakota Community Foundation reached out to local community foundations with an offer to match grant applications that are needed because of the Coronavirus pandemic.  The first round of grants was in April, and the second round of grants was available in May and June.

Pictured are board members and workers for the "Got Bread" Program who distribute food from the Nathaniel Lutheran Church each Thursday beginning at 10:30 am. Back row L to R are John Berkheimer, Kevin Johnson, Carol Berkheimer receiving check from Alcester Community Foundation member Chuck Haugland. In front are L to R Anna Mae Warnier and Vickie Larsen.