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Regional charities to get funding from local food manufacturer

CHANDLER — The Monogram Loves Kids Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Monogram Foods, announces the Chandler area winners for 2017 Foundation grants.

Possible grants range from $10,000 to $1,000. A committee of team members at Monogram Meat Snacks in Chandler reviewed each charity’s grant application and divided a total of $30,000 among the following charities:

Love INC. of Worthington: Love INC. assists children and families by providing a variety of services, such as medical services, pre- and post-natal needs, personal care products, and furniture (cribs, children’s beds, etc.);

Pipestone Co. Food Shelf Inc.: The grant will help cover the cost of the organization’s Christmas Program which serves children in need by providing blankets, food, and toys;

Marshall Food 4 Kids: The grant will be used to help fund their Head Start Program which provides weekend food for the children enrolled in the program;

St. Mary’s School of Worthington: This grant will help the school fund their new computer lab so children can have access to the latest educational programming;

Murray County Central: The grant will fund the purchase of healthy snacks for the children in the Murray County Central School District;

Trent Area Scholarship: Funding will aid in the cost of hosting fundraising events that enable this organization to provide more post-secondary scholarships to high school kids in the area;

These above recipients, headquartered within 100 miles of the Monogram Meat Snacks plant at 521 N. Fifth St., were among many worthwhile applicants who applied for these charitable funds. A committee of Monogram Meat Snacks team members decided how to allocate grant funds without any influence from upper management.

The Monogram Loves Kids Foundation was created in 2010 to give back to the communities in which Monogram team members live and work. Since 2010, Monogram Loves Kids has donated almost $1 million to various children’s charities across the United States.