Angel Charity to Award $55,200 to Community Food

On Tuesday, August 11, 2009 at 1:00 PM, Angel Charity will present two awards to the Community Food Bank totaling $55,200.  The presentation will take place at the Food Bank, 3003 S. Country Club Road.  Bill Carnegie, President/CEO will be on hand to accept the donation from Angel Charity representatives Gina-Murphy Darling – 2009 General Chairman, Shari Lowell -2008 General Chairman, Adeline Klemmedson – 2008 Vice Chairman and Carla Keegan -2008 Capital Campaign Underwriting Chair.

A $50,000 award from Angel Charity will go to open six new sites for the
Snak Paks for Kids® Nutrition Program.  This funding effectively doubles the program’s outreach from 540 to nearly 1,000 children. The new sites are Blenman Elementary, Drake Middle School, Holaway Elementary, Laguna Elementary, Los Amigos Elementary and Southside Community School.

The second award of $5,200 will enable the Community Food Bank to supply all of the children in the six additional schools with a special holiday box.  The existing sites have received these holiday boxes in the past and this award will allow the new sites to receive a holiday box.
The Community Food Bank’s Snak Paks for Kids® Program targets kids who may not have enough to eat at home on weekends.  The healthy food packages sent home with students on Friday help make sure that children return to school on Monday ready to learn.
“The Community Food Bank is honored to have been selected as a recipient of funding from Angel Charity,” said Bill Carnegie, President/CEO.  “These funds will allow us to open six new Snack Pak sites for local children in need.  It’s the children who will benefit from the Angels’ generosity.”

For more information, contact Pauline Hechler at (520) 622-0525 x 234