ROGERS, AR--Big money is headed to six local non profits, thanks to a $40,000 grant from the General Mills Foundation. We were there Wednesday as the award was handed out in Rogers. The organizations receiving funding had to apply for the grant.. They were selected by General Mills for their community involvement, the number of people they serve, and the for their focus on preventing community hunger and promotion nutrition. But despite the added funding, the need for donations continues for community organizations. "The state depends on the them to be a service to our community, but they're not funded by the state," says General Mills' Mark Mast. "So it requires grants and money from personal and corporate donors to make sure that they keep the lights on and that they're able to serve the children who are sometimes abused and neglected or maybe just don't have the right nutritional guidelines in their life." The Boys and Girls Club, The Jones Center, and The Samaritan House are among the groups receiving money.
To read the full list of recipients, see below.
- Arkansas Athletes Outreach, AAO Academy
- Boys and Girls Club of Benton County, Healthy Choices - Cooking Matters
- Mercy Health Foundation of Northwest Arkansas, Building a Healthier Northwest Arkansas
- Northwest Arkansas Children's Shelter, Healthy Kids Program
- The Jones Center for Families, Nutrition and Wellness Offerings
- Samaritan House Community Center, Snackpacks for Kids
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