We recently ended our 2nd Annual Food Pantry Challenge Grant. The Challenge Grant, which took place from October 2018 through the end of February 2019, offered organizations the opportunity to earn extra dollars for area food pantries by collecting at least 1,000 pounds of food utilizing the Donation Station for their event.
This year’s challenge included an extra incentive for participants. The organization that collected the most food would also have the opportunity to donate an additional $1,000 to the food pantry of their choice. After 5 months, the organization that collected the most pounds of food was Zion Lutheran Church of Minot with 2,618 pounds. The total collected from all participating organizations was 16,020 pounds resulting in an additional $5,500 going back to our local food pantries. This is nearly double last year’s pounds collected of 8,596.
Gerald Roise of The Lord’s Cupboard Food Pantry, “As the leadership team, we want to express our gratefulness to the MACF for encouraging churches, schools and businesses to support the needs of our community through food drives. The Donation Station has dramatically increased the pounds of food that the community generously gives.”
“We are so pleased with the results of the Challenge Grant this year.” Said Ken Kitzman, President MACF, “It is nice to see so many community members contribute to this cause. We hope that it continues to grow every year.”
The Donation Station is available for organizations to utilize throughout the year and can be used for a variety of different causes and drives, not just food! You can call us at (701) 852-0646 to book the Donation Station.