Belvidere/Boone County Food Pantry Receives Grant for Pantry Pole Building Project

The Belvidere/Boone County Food Pantry is proud to announce that it has received a $5,224.00 grant for our Pantry Pole Building Project. This grant was awarded by the Margaret K. Aldeen Christian Ministry Fund of the Community Foundation of Northern Illinois’ (CFNIL) Community Grants Program.

The Pantry Pole Building Project, includes the purchase of a 22’ wide by 70’ long steel, single slope pole building. This new building will benefit the residents of Boone County who fall below the poverty level income guidelines as established by the Illinois Department of Human Services.

Executive Director for the Pantry, Linda Clark, states, “We are excited to have this new pole building constructed, by adding an additional 32,020 cubic of storage space means we will be able to store more pallets of non-perishable food items we receive from various vendors.”

In the past year the Belvidere/Boone County Food Pantry has had a total of 3,403 unduplicated individuals in our food pantry building. Although the economy is steadily improving, Boone County is still affected by poverty and hunger. The Pantry is proud to help ensure that hundreds of families and individuals in Boone County have enough food to eat.

The Belvidere/Boone County Food Pantry is a non-profit organization that provides food and non-food products to people in need.  The Pantry serves as a bridge to help transition those facing hard times until they become self-sufficient. The goal of the Pantry is to give people hope and to make a difference in their lives.

The Community Foundation of Northern Illinois has been a regional leader in philanthropy since 1953. CFNIL serves as a catalyst for giving in order to attract, grow, and preserve an endowment for the needs of Northern Illinois. Since its founding, CFNIL has granted more than $60 million for charitable purposes.