The Food Group, Inc. Receives Large Grant

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SHERIDAN -- The Food Group, Inc. in Sheridan has received a $21,353.37 grant made possible by the Rick & Rebecca Howell Donor Advised Fund and the Sheridan Area Opportunities Fund to continue to provide weekend food for children in Sheridan County who need it.

The Food Group, Inc. is a non-profit organization providing weekend food for children in Sheridan County for whom a meal may not be a guarantee. Though often hidden from their peers and other community members, many children are relying heavily on the food that they receive during school. Approximately 37% of children in Sheridan County receive free or reduced breakfast and lunch. The Food Group bridges the gap between Friday lunch at school and Monday breakfast at school for over 400 children so that they will come to school ready to learn.

The Food Group depends on donations from the community to purchase healthy food for children from a local grocery store. They also depend on an army of about 75 volunteers weekly who pick up the food, sort it into weekend food packs, and deliver it to 19 schools throughout Sheridan County. The Food Group, Inc. serves children from preschool through high school.

To learn more about The Food Group, Inc. or to donate, visit www.thefoodgroupwy.org or contact Melissa Hubert at (307)763-0850 or thefoodgroupwy@gmail.com.

The SJCF has two grant cycles per year, the next deadline is July 1st. Proposals are accepted in the areas of arts and culture, conservation and natural resources, education, civic projects, and health and human services. To apply for funds please visit the Wyoming Community Foundation website www.wycf.org.

WYCF-Sheridan Johnson is a local board of the Wyoming Community Foundation, a statewide nonprofit organization who made $6.1 million in grants to outstanding charitable organizations in 2015. For more information about WYCF-SJ or the Wyoming Community Foundation call 307-721-8300 or go to: www.wycf.org.

The Food Group, Inc. Receives Large Grant