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Bottom Dollar Food Awards Grants to Manna, Keystone Opportunity Center

Manna on Main Street received $3,000 and Keystone Opportunity Center in Souderton got $2,500 for hunger relief.

Press release for Patch from Bottom Dollar Food Charitable Foundation
The Bottom Dollar Food Charitable Foundation has awarded $20,000 in grants to support 10 non-profits working to end hunger in its local communities.
"Two things we’re passionate about at Bottom Dollar Food are providing customers with unbelievable prices on groceries and working to end hunger in the communities we serve," said Bottom Dollar Food President Meg Ham. "We're pleased that the Charitable Foundation has selected these deserving organizations to receive grants to aid in their relentless pursuit to ensure everyone in their local communities has food available."
Grants include:
  • $3,000 to Manna on Main Street in Lansdale, to provide meals for food insecure individuals and families in the North Penn region.
  • $2,500 to Keystone Opportunity Center in Souderton, to help offset a gap the organization is experiencing in supporting an increase in food insecure clients.
  • $2,500 to the Best of the Batch Foundation in Munhall, PA, to provide food assistance for an afterschool program for at-risk youth.
  • $3,500 to the Food Bank of South Jersey in Pennsauken, NJ, to support the FEED MORE program, which provides meals for food insecure adults, children, seniors and families in South Jersey.
  • $2,500 to Rainbow Kitchen Community Services in Homestead, PA, to provide food for anti-hunger programs, including the food pantry, breakfast program and Kids Café.
  • $2,500 to Trumbull Mobile Meals in Warren, OH, to provide meals to anyone in need in the community who cannot drive to or access a congregate meal site or food distribution center.
  • $2,500 to Twin Oaks Community Services in Mount Holly, NJ, to provide meals to individuals and families through the non-profit’s food pantry.  
  • $1,000 to Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Camden, NJ, to provide food assistance to those who are homeless or living below the poverty line in the local community.
Each grant will be awarded at a photo opportunity at the Bottom Dollar Food location in the non-profit’s community in the coming weeks. A calendar of the presentations will be available here.  
The recipient organizations, from across the discount grocer’s Pennsylvania, Ohio and New Jersey operating area, applied for grants from the Foundation in the second half of 2013.
Through this and an earlier grants cycle in April 2013, the Bottom Dollar Food Charitable Foundation made $43,000 in grants to local organizations in 2013 to support hunger relief in the communities it serves.
The Bottom Dollar Food Charitable Foundation is now accepting applications for its Spring 2014 grants cycle. Non-profit organizations focused on, or with programs in, the area of hunger relief are encouraged to apply for grants online atwww.bottomdollarfood.com/grantsdonations.
The deadline for Spring 2014 applications is March 15.  

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