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Southwest Minnesota charities to receive funding from local food manufacturer

CHANDLER — The Monogram Loves Kids Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Monogram Foods, announced Tuesday that 10 local organizations are the Chandler-area winners of 2018 Foundation grants.

A committee of team members at the Monogram Meat Snacks production plant in Chandler, MN divided a total of $50,000 between the charities. The initiatives funded by each grant are: Pipestone County Food Shelf; Marshall Food 4 Kids; Child Care & Nutrition; St. Paul Lutheran Church Preschool; Comunidad Cristiana de Worthington; Rock Ranch; Southwest Central Service Cooperative; Luverne Backpack Program; Luverne Child Guide; and Southwestern Minnesota Opportunity Council.

These recipients, headquartered within 100 miles of the Monogram Meat Snacks plant at 521 N. Fifth St., Chandler, were among many worthwhile applicants who applied for the 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 over $1 million to various children’s charities across the United States.