Key Cooperative presents grant funding

Key Cooperative, in partnership with the Land O’ Lakes Foundation, presents Hawkeye Valley Area on Aging Healthy Lifestyles Senior Center with a matching grant check for $2500. The organization delivers Meals on Wheels to home bound elderly residents of Poweshiek County. The funds will be used to purchase new insulated delivery bags so the meals remain at the proper temperature when transporting. Pictured left to right: Rick Weigel – Key Cooperative Feed Manager, representing Center members, Glen Bell, George Fowler, Gene Elliot and Nancy Wolff, and Darlis Hawkins – Agency Service Specialist.

Key Cooperative, in partnership with the Land O’ Lakes Foundation, presents Jasper County Kids Against Hunger with a matching grant check for $2160. The organization’s efforts are those of humanitarian food-aid for hungry children in the USA and starving children throughout the world. The funding assisted with the purchase of food but also allowed Key Cooperative to sponsor six teams to participate in a food packaging event in Lynnville this past November. Pictured left to right: Bill Bennett, Jasper Co. Kids Against Hunger Treasurer, Matt Dop, Key Cooperative Agronomist, Jasper Co. Kids Against Hunger board members: Ken Ahntholz, Jody Gooch, and Nancy Pick.

Key Cooperative, in partnership with the Land O’ Lakes Foundation, presents the Food Bank of Iowa with a matching grant check for $2500. The funds will be used specifically to support The BackPack Program in Iowa. The program is designed to lessen the consequences of childhood hunger by providing a sack of child-friendly foods to low-income elementary school children on weekends when they do not have access to other meal programs. Pictured from left to right: Amy Van Weelden, Key Cooperative representative, Carey Miller, Food Bank of Iowa Executive Director, and Sarah Bonefas, Food Bank of Iowa Development Manager.

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