PITTSBURG — Wesley House can now serve more people in need with a grant of $2,000.
The United Methodist Church - Wesley House received the grant from the Frontier Farm Credit “Working Here Fund.”
Frontier Farm Credit is a financial cooperative which supports nonprofit organizations that support agriculture, agriculture education and hunger and nutrition efforts.
“At Frontier Farm Credit, we are not only committed to farmers and ranchers, but also to helping feed our rural communities,” Vice President of Retail Operations Jeremy Fritz said in a release.
The funds will be used to fill the Wesley House food pantry with nutritious food.
“We appreciate their support,” Executive Director and Pastor at First United Methodist Church Marcee Binder said. “We will be able to buy $2,000 more of food than we would have otherwise.”
Binder said last year the grant allowed the church to collectively help 12,000 clients.
The Wesley House purchases their food from the Kansas Food Bank which buys their food in bulk, reducing the costs for the food pantry — in return providing more food for those in need.
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