Kiwanis Club of Rockford provides financial support to Life Center Food Pantry
From press release
The Kiwanis Club of Rockford awarded Life Center a grant of $2,000.
According to Angela Harris of Life Center, the grant will be used for the purchase of grocery items, including diapers for the Life Center Food Pantry. Life Center serves approximately 300 families during Saturday operational hours.
“Our agency has provided assistance to tens of thousands of less-fortunate families throughout the last seven years,” Harris said.
The funds, awarded from the Kiwanis Club of Rockford Endowment Fund, will enable Life Center to meet the increased demand for emergency assistance that is provided to less-fortunate families in the Rockford area.
Life Center provides food, baby essentials, furniture, hygiene products, clothing, household items, and over-the-counter medical items, on a bi-weekly basis to clients seeking services.
Life Center was founded in 2002, as an outreach ministry of Faith Center Church. Life Center has provided services to more than 30,000 less-fortunate and poverty-stricken families in Winnebago County throughout the past year. Clients are encouraged to utilize all Life Center programs that also include computer access for job searches and résumé building, a tutoring club, a Tools for School program, and mentoring classes designed for ex-offenders and addicts.
Kiwanis International is a global organization of members of every age who are dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time. Annually, the Kiwanis Club of Rockford supports several non-profits, with focuses on improving the quality of life for children.
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