Greater Pequot Lakes Community Foundation starts donations

First of five $1,000 donations goes to Lakes Area Food Shelf

Volunteer Rita Sorensen stocks a freezer at the Lakes Area Food Shelf in Pequot Lakes on Thursday, March 26.

The Greater Pequot Lakes Community Foundation board of directors unanimously voted to award a total of $5,000 over the next five months - $1,000 a month - to local nonprofit organizations in the geographical scope of the communities the foundation serves.

The first organization to receive a $1,000 donation, in April, is the Lakes Area Food Shelf in Pequot Lakes. The food shelf's mission is to offer hope as it provides food assistance to neighbors in need in Breezy Point, Ideal Township, Jenkins, Nisswa, Lake Shore and Pequot Lakes.

The GPLCF was launched in 2018 to establish an endowment fund that supports local efforts in area communities to foster creative and collaborative approaches to projects and initiatives that support the community vision. The foundation serves Breezy Point, Ideal Township, Jenkins, Jenkins Township, Loon Lake Township, Maple Township and Pequot Lakes.

In these unprecedented times, the foundation board understands the demand has never been greater for foundations likes these to reach out and support organizations that make the most impact for those who are in need. The mission has never been clearer to provide financial support to help achieve these objectives.

The foundation looks forward to helping others, keeping the faith, staying positive and providing what assistance it can to continue the vision of a cohesive, thriving, joyful community for all ages.

Travis Grimler began work at the Echo Journal Jan. 2 of 2013 while the publication was still split in two as the Pine River Journal and Lake Country Echo. He is a full time reporter/photographer/videographer for the paper and operates primarily out of the northern stretch of the coverage area (Hackensack to Jenkins).
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