26 Nonprofits and Churches Awarded $149,000 in Grants From Macon County Food Insecurity Fund

Macon County – This Fall, twenty-six nonprofits and churches were selected to receive $149,000 in grants from the Macon County Food Insecurity Fund, a fund established at The Community Foundation of Macon County (CFMC) to alleviate food insecurity in the community.

“At this time of Thanksgiving, the CFMC is grateful for the opportunity to provide grant funding for several food pantries and churches feeding our community members in need,” says Natalie Beck, CFMC President. “We were also humbled that over $22,000 of the funding was due to a 100% CFMC board trustee/staff grant match. We were thrilled to be able to help such a worthwhile cause as increasing access to food and basic needs.”

The 2023 Food Insecurity Fund grant recipients:

  • Northeast Community Fund, $48,400
  • Ronald McDonald House Charities, $10,000
  • AMELCA – First Evangelical Lutheran Church, $7,500
  • Good Samaritan Inn, $13,000
  • Old Kings Orchard Community Center, $7,500
  • Sista Girls & Friends, $7,500
  • Life Changers Church, $7,000
  • Houseland Life Ministries, $5,000
  • St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, $5,000
  • United Way of Decatur/Mid-IL, $5,000
  • University of Illinois Extension SNAP, $4,000
  • Decatur Cares Rescue Mission, $3,085.78
  • Blue Mound Food Pantry, $2,500
  • Church of the Living God PGT Temple II, $2,500
  • The Cross Church, $2,500
  • Faith Fellowship Christian Church, $2,500
  • Mt. Zion United Methodist Church – Food Pantry, $2,500
  • Empowerment Opportunity Center, $2,200
  • God’s Place of Deliverance, $2,000
  • New Visions Community Service, $2,000
  • Walk It Like We Talk It, $1,800
  • House of Miracles Pentecostal Church, $1,500
  • Salvation Army of Decatur, $1,500
  • World Services Enterprise Organization, $1,500
  • Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, $1,000
  • GT Church, $500

Questions about the Macon County Food Insecurity Fund should be directed to Natalie Beck at nbeck@maconcountygives.org or 217.429.3000.