“Monogram Foods Loves Kids” donates $60,000 in grants to Chandler-area organizations

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CHANDLER — The Monogram Foods Loves Kids Foundation, the charitable fund of Monogram Foods, announced that 11 local organizations will receive a 2022 grant. A committee of team members from Monogram Foods in Chandler divided $60,000 among the charitable organizations. The initiatives funded by each grant are as follows:

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Edgerton Public Library: Funds will help the library finish updating its juvenile non-fiction section, which serves all children in the area aged 6-18.

Edgerton Public School backpack program: This grant helps support students with a “Backpack meal” each weekend throughout the school year.

Luverne Backpack Program: This grant supports the purchase of food to serve children in preschool through 12th grade who are in need of food on weekends.

Luverne Child Guide Program: This grant will be used to support at-risk youths in school and the facilitator who helps them become involved in activities and to meet the needs of their families.


Luverne Community Education: The grant will be used to help bring the Ninja Anywhere event to Luverne and the surrounding areas. Ninja Anywhere is a physical activity where participants challenge themselves when the Ninja Rig comes to town bringing a climbing wall, hanging and moving bars, balance and agility footwork, a giant inflatable slide and obstacle course, and more that provides fitness, stress relief and fun.

Marshall Food4Kids: This grant supports snacks for children from grades pre-K to eighth grade who do not have enough to eat over the weekend.

Pipestone Area Elementary Booster: This grant supports the expansion of the free family fun events held monthly for Pipestone Area elementary students and their families to help enrich children’s educational experiences outside of the classroom. In the past 8 months, the Pipestone Area Elementary Boosters have organized various free community events for elementary students and their families to attend to enhance learning through family togetherness.

St. Paul Lutheran Church Preschool: This grant supports the purchase of smartboards to provide educational resources to children who enroll in the program.

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SWWC Foundation for Innovation: This grant supports two regional student enrichment programs offered through SWWC Service Cooperative: Camp Aspire and the Conference for Young Writers. Camp Aspire is a week-long day camp for K-6 students that provides hands-on learning, community field trips, social-emotional development and project-based academics. The Conference for Young Writers is for students in grades 3-8 to instill a love of writing and to help students explore and develop their communication skills.

Tracy Area High School: The FFA maintains a school garden where the agriculture department and FFA plant, care for, and harvest the garden throughout the growing season. This grant will help pay students during summer to take care of the garden and purchase gardening materials.

University of Minnesota Extension Youth Development 4-H: This grant supports the hosting of activity nights for youth throughout Murray County, so that meals and games/activities can be provided for free.

The Monogram Foods Loves Kids Foundation was founded by Monogram Foods in 2010. The fund is managed by the Community Foundation of Greater Memphis and supports organizations in the communities in which Monogram Foods operates. The focus of the foundation is to empower Monogram Foods team members to positively impact the lives of children in need and their families.

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