Mercer County Food Bank Awarded Nearly $37K

SHARON, Pa. – The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture has awarded a $36,735 Reach and Resiliency grant to the Mercer County Food Bank.

“Mercer County Food Bank served more than 2.2 million meals last year,” state Rep. Parke Wentling, R-7th, said in a news release announcing the grant. “Between this funding and its many generous donors and volunteers, the Mercer County Food Bank will continue to be on the front lines of the fight against hunger.”

Reach and Resiliency grants are awarded through The Emergency Food Assistance Program. Grants were awarded to organizations distributing USDA foods through TEFAP contracts with the state, county or a county-designated lead agency, the release states.

Funded projects include mobile food pantries, expanded cold storage and warehouse space, delivery vehicles and other investments that expand TEFAP’s reach into isolated or underserved rural communities.

Pictured at top: Image via Facebook | Mercer County Food Bank.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.