All Faiths Food Bank recently received a total of $108,000 in grants in support of its programming. Funds will benefit the expansion of the DeSoto Food and Resource Center through the purchase of a truck to increase food distribution in remote areas; Cooking Matters, which teaches people how to shop for and cook healthy, low-cost meals; Backpacks, which provide students with nutritious snacks over the weekends and holidays; and School Pantries, which provide fresh produce, meats and groceries to families in need at schools.
The grants came from the following foundations:
$73,100 from The Selby Foundation in support of the purchase of a truck for the DeSoto Food and Resource Center.
$10,000 from the Harold C. and Jacqueline F. Bladel Foundation in support of Cooking Matters
$25,000 from the Schoenbaum Family Foundation in support of the Backpack and School Pantry programs.