The MASON FOOD BANK has purchased two freezers and two refrigerators with a grant from MASON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION. The Food Bank, an outreach program of the Ministerial Alliance, also received a donation from Lowe’s Home Centers. The Food Bank now has 2 refrigerators and 8 freezers ! Why so many? This food preservation equipment allows the food bank to receive meats, particularly processed deer and beef, donated by individuals and organizations. The Food Bank can also buy meats and other foods when they are on sale. Furthermore, the freezers are used to freeze and store meals prepared by the Community Kitchen and distributed at the Food Bank. The refrigerators allow storage of fruits, vegetables and other perishables which are donated by local farmers, gardeners and others or purchased on sale. The Food Bank strives to provide food and assistance for people in need in our community. For information about making a donation (monetary or food) contact Linda Laury at 347-5422. The next date for picking up food or applying for assistance is Monday, May 13th from 3:00 to 5:30 PM at 609 Brazos.
The MASON COMMUNITY FOUNDATION is pleased to support the work of the Food Bank and other effective non-profits in Mason. The Foundation’s mission is to provide funding for programs and projects which benefit the community of Mason and contribute to the good of a large number of citizens. In March the Foundation awarded $24,300 in grants to 12 organizations in Mason. Since 2007 the Mason Community Foundation has awarded 70 grants contributing over $200,000 to the community of Mason. This would not be possible without our community’s strong support of the MASON COMMUNITY THRIFT STORE which generates these funds. The MASON COMMUNITY THRIFT STORE is supported by the many donations of used goods from our community and by all those who shop there. It is a wonderful way that we can all support many projects and activities in Mason.
The Mason Community Foundation reviews grants in September and March each year. For information about the Foundation, a grant application or to make a monetary donation contact Rosemary Kruckemeyer at 347-5211.