The winter quarter donation from 100 Women Who Care of Ogle County was awarded to the Loaves and Fish Food Pantry of Mount Morris.
Club members presented a check for $6,500 to pantry officials.
Loaves and Fish Food Pantry is located on the lower level of the Mount Morris Church of the Brethren at 409 W. Brayton Road and is open from 3:30 to 6 p.m. on the first and third Thursdays and from 2 to 4:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Mondays of every month.
Anyone experiencing food insecurity is eligible to receive food. No referral or proof of income or residency is required. The pantry is a 501(c)(3) organization that depends on community donations to feed our neighbors. It is completely run by volunteers and is a member agency of the Northern Illinois Food Bank.
“100 Women Who care has a current membership of 67 members from all ends of Ogle County. There are only four meetings per year, one meeting in each season. Members nominate charities for the award, and a representative must make a presentation concerning what they will use the money for,” club organizer Deanna Forrest said. “The members then vote on the charity they feel is the most deserving. Each member donates a $100 check made out to the winning charity, and 100% of the money goes directly to the charity.
100 WWC of Ogle County only has been in existence for three years. In that time, it has donated $35,400 to local charities in Ogle County, Forrest said.
For information about this organization, contact Deanna Forrest at email@example.com or check out the club’s Facebook page.