Rockland Elks distribute national foundation grants to local pantries

Feb 04, 2013
From left, Tom Wenckus Lodge President, Jim Smith of Thomaston Interchurch Fellowship Food Pantry, and Louis Cook of Waldoboro Food Pantry.

Rockland — Each year the Elks National Foundation helps Elks build strong communities by investing in the communities where Elks live and work. Local Elks Lodges that meet the National President’s per-member goal for giving to the ENF are eligible to receive an ENF Gratitude Grant to serve the needs of their communities.

During the Rockland Elks Lodge’s Super Bowl Pre-Party on Feb. 3, Lodge President Tom Wenckus distributed the 2012-2013 ENF’s $2,000 Gratitude Grant to five local food pantries, adding an additional $400 from the Board of Governors of the Lodge which was given to a sixth food pantry, for a total of $2,400. This is in keeping with the “Elks Care and Elks Share” motto.

The selected six Midcoast food pantries to receive $400 checks include: Thomaston Interchurch Fellowship Food Pantry (Jim Smith), Waldoboro Food Pantry (Louis Cook), Friendship-Cushing Food Pantry (Richard Moody), Come Spring Food Pantry, Union (Carol Watier), Camden Area  Christian Food Pantry (Jane Bennett), and Warren food pantry (Pastor Linwood Welch).



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