CCF raises funds for local food pantries
The Cassville Community Foundation (CCF) is currently participating in the Ozarks Million Dollar Hunger Challenge, which could provide local food pantries with over $10,500 in grant funding. CCF must raise $5,300 locally in order to qualify for matching grant money through the program. Pictured above, in the front row, from left, are: Leslie Reed and Janet Mills, of the Cassville United Methodist Church (UMC) Food Pantry; Julie Leeth, Community Foundation of the Ozarks vice president; Melissa Erwin, Cassville Walmart Supercenter assistant manager; and Mary Cupps, CCF director. Back row: Linda Marple, of the Cassville UMC Food Pantry; Jerry Marple, CCF director; Dennis Baker, CCF director; and Landon Fletcher, CCF chairman.
The Cassville Community Foundation (CCF) is working to provide local food pantries with a large funding boost this year. Through the Ozarks Million Dollar Hunger Challenge, local pantries could receive over $10,500 in grant funding.
"If individuals want to help the local food pantries right now, we recommend they get onboard with the CCF campaign," said Janet Mills, of the Cassville United Methodist Church Food Pantry. "Donating to this campaign will double our money. This is the most effective way to help food pantries right now."
The Ozarks Million Dollar Hunger Challenge originated with a $100,000 donation from the Walmart Foundation. The funds have been used to establish a challenge grant that will benefit over 20 different organizations in southwest Missouri.
"If CCF raises at least $5,300, those funds will be matched dollar for dollar with money that the Walmart Foundation has given us," said Gary Funk, Community Foundation of the Ozarks president and chief executive officer.
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