ARCHIVED  June 23, 2010

Weld Food Bank receives $200,000 from Kresge Foundation

GREELEY – A $200,000 gift puts the Weld Food Bank closer to capping a
nine-year fund raising campaign.

The Kresge Foundation, based in Troy, Mich., recently committed $200,000
to Weld Food Bank’s Kitchen Campaign. The gift will allow the
organization to complete the final stages of an ongoing capital
expansion later this year.

“Weld Food Bank is grateful to the Kresge Foundation for the support and
endorsement of the food bank’s ability to accomplish vital, life-saving
work,´ said Weld Food Bank Executive Director Leona Martens, in a
statement. “This gift will be instrumental in ‘Fulfilling our Vision of a
Healthy Community.'”

The Weld Food Bank started its capital campaign in 2001 and finished the
first two phases – which included the warehouse, administrative
offices, client intake area and agency services area – in 2005.

The Food Bank started raising the $1.15 million for a commercial kitchen
to round out the project in April 2009. So far $937,500 has been
raised. With the funds in hand, the kitchen will be operation, but not
complete, by September.

The Weld Food Bank still has naming opportunities available. For
information about presentations or tours of the facilities, contact
Kevin Mullin, director of development, at 970-356-2199, ext. 304 or
visit www.weldfoodbank.org.

GREELEY – A $200,000 gift puts the Weld Food Bank closer to capping a
nine-year fund raising campaign.

The Kresge Foundation, based in Troy, Mich., recently committed $200,000
to Weld Food Bank’s Kitchen Campaign. The gift will allow the
organization to complete the final stages of an ongoing capital
expansion later this year.

“Weld Food Bank is grateful to the Kresge Foundation for the support and
endorsement of the food bank’s ability to accomplish vital, life-saving
work,´ said Weld Food Bank Executive Director Leona Martens, in a
statement. “This gift will be instrumental in ‘Fulfilling…

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