Grant funding appreciated

To the Editor:

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Fairmont Area Foundation for a $3,000 grant to Rural Advantage to fund the purchase of a commercial-sized cooler and freezer for Heaven’s Table Food Shelf.

The purchase of these two items increases the food shelf’s capacity to store items such as milk, eggs, cheese, local produce and meats, and help supply more nutritious food choices to food shelf clients.

The Fairmont Area Foundation grant was leveraged with funds from the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) in order to cover the full cost of these items.

Thank you for your support of this important mission in Martin County.

Linda Meschke

president, Rural Advantage