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Big Funding Boost For Senior Meals And IFM

A much-needed cash infusion is ahead for a couple of Nevada County organizations trying to keep the needy fed during the pandemic. County Housing and Community Services Director Mike Dent says they’ve been awarded a one-point-29 million dollar Community Development Block Grant from the state, which is not expected to be received until next spring. These funds will help reduce food insecurity, through the county’s partnership with Gold Country Community Services. That’ll include allowing them to provide two daily meals, instead of one…

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Gold Country Community Services will also be providing seniors with shelf-stable meals, to ensure they have food during an emergency, such as a power outage and inclement weather. Meanwhile, Dent says Interfaith Food Ministry will be able to install a generator to ensure food stability at their distribution center and sustain operations during outages…

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IFM serves around eight-thousand people, providing food to the community with the highest nutritional value available. Dent says the money will also be providing for the development of design plans for the Homeless Resource Center that’s still in the works.

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