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Grant received for food pantry

The Humboldt County Ministerial Association received grant funds from the Farm Credit Services of America's Working Here Fund. Pictured from left: Pastor Matthew Manz of the Ministerial association, Kevin Kirchhoff of Farm Credit Services, Nancy Johansen and Mary Dahl with the Food Pantry, Pat Hill with the Ministerial Association and Sue Young, Danita O'Leary and Ron Eichmeier of Farm Credit Services. Humboldt Independent photo.

Humboldt County Ministerial Association received a $1,500 Working Here Fund grant to support its Food Pantry. The grant is provided through Farm Credit Services of America’s (FCSAmerica) Working Here Fund.
Humboldt County Ministerial Association’s goal is to address hunger needs and build awareness for food insecurity. It is the only Food Pantry in Humboldt County. Humboldt County has a population of 9,905 people.
“We have been serving 35 families monthly and that number jumped to 45 and 55 families starting August of 2013,” said Nancy Johansen, Humboldt County Ministerial Association. “We recognize the need is growing, so we try and provide enough food to last a family approximately one week.”
According to statistics, Humboldt County has 52 percent of residents living at or below the poverty level. There are 11.5 percent, or 1,140 people that are food insecure.
The Food Pantry is open two mornings every week, and serves approximately 50 families.
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