Carlton County Chapter 31299 of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans gives $1000 to area food shelvesCarlton County Chapter 31299 recently gave $1000 to three area food shelves including Cloquet Area Food Shelf, Moose Lake Food Shelf and Tri-Community Food Shelf, which serves the western part of Carlton County.
Carlton County Chapter 31299 recently gave $1000 to three area food shelves including Cloquet Area Food Shelf, Moose Lake Food Shelf and Tri-Community Food Shelf, which serves the western part of Carlton County. The funding is part of a $76,000 grant given by Thrivent Financial's regional financial offices in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin to thank its volunteers and to support Minnesota FoodShare.
Thrivent chapters (local members that gather for charitable, social and educational
activities) received the funding based on the number of activities they sponsored that supported the community in 2009. Additional funding ranged from $500 to $1,000 per qualifying chapter.
Carlton county Chapter 31299 is led by President JoAnn Harden of Cloquet. She leads a volunteer board of ten members who allocate Thrivent Financial funding and volunteer activity in support of local needs. The chapter is also advised by Thrivent Financial representatives Steve Hallgren and Mike Hongisto.
Minnesota FoodShare is a program of the Greater Minneapolis Council of Churches. It is an interfaith collaboration that raises food and funds annually for 260 food shelves in the state of Minnesota and advocates for hungry Minnesotans year-round.
For more information visit www.thrivent.com.