Phillips funds grant for Food Bank

Posted: Tuesday, May 07, 2002

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank got a boost for their new education program last week with a $10,000 check from Phillips Alaska. "We're very pleased to be able to support the Food Bank with this grant," said Cook Inlet Operations Manager for Phillips, Lindsey Clark in presenting the check to Food Bank officials at the Soldotna Chamber of Commerce.

"This is absolutely wonderful. These funds will launch our education program at the Food Bank to help our clients become more self-sufficient. There are all kinds of resources that are available here like gardening, personal use fishing and hunting, and many people don't have the knowledge to access these resources. In the winter we are planning classes on how to manage money and nutritional planning on a budget. Basic skills that often we take for granted but can really be helpful for those who don't have the training," said Peggy Moore, executive director of the Food Bank.

For more information on the new programs planned at the Food Bank, call 262-3111.

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