Minot pantry receives generous grant

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MINOT, N.D. - The Lord's Cupboard does its part to make sure Minot families in need have enough food to eat and the American Contract Bridge League stepped in.

This past August, the pantry learned it would received a more than $4,200 grant.

The Bridge Club says the pantry serves anyone in need, whether they are homeless, disadvantaged or struggling financially.

"We were very surprised and pleased because we knew we're living up in Minot, North Dakota and we're going up against big cities like Minneapolis, Minn., Omaha, Neb. There's some pretty big cities that I'm sure have very large needs," said Linda Wade, Minot Area Bridge Club Manager.

Each of the club's five districts could donate $30,000 to nominated charities.

"The money we received today will be used to purchase groceries, and it will last for about one month, which we're very very grateful for," said Gerald Roise, The Lord's Cupboard Chairman.

2,200 family units are registered at The Lords Cupboard here in Minot, all of whom will benefit for the money received today.

Of those families, 50-percent make up adults between 18 and 59, another 20-percent are seniors that are 60 and up, and 30-percent are children up to 17 years old.

"We are very grateful for a donation like that because with that money we can buy the necessities of things that have not come in with the local food drives, and it really helps us a lot in meeting the needs of all the families that come here" said Roise.

The pantry is funded entirely by donations through individuals, businesses, churches, organizations and grants. If you are interested in contributing to the pantry you can contact The Lord's Cupboard at (701)-839-1990.