Woodbury Community Foundation Gives Grant to Christian Cupboard
The Woodbury Community Foundation (WCF), along with the GreaterTwin Cities United Way, recently announce a $5,000 grant to the Woodbury Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf.
One of the WCF's four "Key Initiatives" identified by the Wilder Research Survey was food needs.
"We are so excited to partner with the Woodbury Community Foundation and United Way as we look to the future of our organization," said Dick Wolff, president of the Christian Cupboard. "This is a special opportunity for us to look internally at our structure and sustainability so we can continue to serve those in need as we have
for more than 27 years."
This grant is being dedicated to helping the Christian Cupboard with improving internal operations, expanding their marketing, and focusing on long-term planning.
The Woodbury Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf began in 1983 serving five households per week. Today, the organization serves more than 135 households in need every week. In addition, the food shelf provides special meals at Thanksgiving and Christmas, as well as school supplies each fall. It also manages emergency funds to give
one-time financial crisis assistance to eligible households.
"This is part of a renewed emphasis from the WCF to encourage and inspire individuals and organizations to really 'Give Where You Live.' The Woodbury Community Foundation pulled together with key community leaders to make this strategic grant which will help our local community," said Dixie Ewing, board chair of the Woodbury
Community Foundation. "There is much to be done and we look forward to working more with the Christian Cupboard on this project."
For more information, contact Alisa Rabin Bell at Alisa@WoodburyFoundation.org or 651-788-6586. Visit our
website at www.WoodburyFoundation.org.