Here's some great news for Harvest Regional Food Bank. They along with a few other food banks in Northeast Texas and Southeast Oklahoma will be receiving $25,000 in grant money.

District 5830 Foundation Chair Ted Huffhines, IPDG Jim Finstrom, and DG Jack Welge are excited to announce the recent approval of the $25,000 Food Security Grant. Huffhines and Finstrom made an application for the grant in late April. Notification of approval was received in mid-July as more funds became available to The Rotary Foundation.

The grant check will be presented by PDG and Foundation Chair Ted Huffhines and DG Jack Welge on Wednesday, August 19 at 8:15AM at Harvest Regional Food Bank located at 3120 East 19th Street, Texarkana, Ark.

According to a press release, this type of grant was created to help respond to the impact of COVID 19. Approximately $13 M has been distributed around the world to respond to the pandemic. Grants were limited to $25,000. The money received by our district will be used to help the food insecure across Northeast Texas and Southeast Oklahoma. Money will be given to East Texas Food Bank in Tyler, Harvest Regional Food Bank in Texarkana, Downtown Food Pantry in Paris, Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, and Community Chest of Sulphur Springs. The funds should be distributed in the next thirty days.

The funds will be used to purchase food for distribution at various Food Banks across the District. These funds are a direct result of monies given by Rotarians around the world to support The Rotary Foundation. The generosity of our D5830 members help support these types of projects, and we encourage our clubs and members to continue their generous support of The Rotary Foundation.

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