July 11, 2017 – Madison, WI. The River Food Pantry is a 2017 recipient of a grant awarded by Monsanto. The award of $12,500 will be used toward keeping the pantry shelves stocked with healthy food options for individuals and families struggling to make ends meet. The River Food Pantry distributes 40,000 pounds of food each week, and serves three community meals each week. Through The River’s partnerships with local food banks and wholesalers, $12,500 will purchase $125,000 worth of food (at retail prices). The grant helps ensure that the pantry is stocked with canned protein, canned vegetables, cooking oil, flour, rice, meat, dairy and fresh produce.
“We’re very grateful for the generous support of strong community partners like Monsanto,” The River Food Pantry Executive Director Charles McLimans said. “They understand the importance of feeding people, from helping farmers to grow stronger crops, to helping The River Food Pantry nourish over 700 families each week. This grant will go a long way toward helping us to end hunger in our community.”
Bill Boor with Monsanto Fund presents a $12,500 check to Charles McLimans and Andy Czerkas from The River Food Pantry.