RIVER FALLS, Wis.
Allina Health has made a $4,000 contribution to the Hunger
Prevention Council of Pierce County, a collaboration of the six
food pantries that serve residents of the county. The donated
funds will be used to support the 2013-2014 venison program and
provide a healthy holiday meal to families in need.
"Utilization of our county's food shelves continues to be
very high," stressed coalition coordinator Sarah Johnson.
"Financial support from our community is essential as we work
together to help those who rely on our food shelves to make
The $4,000 contribution was funded through Allina Health's
charitable contributions program, which provides support to
organizations working to meet the needs of the communities we
serve, and was recommended by a committee of River Falls Area
Those present for the check presentation were (L to R) Katie
Bartko, Pierce County Public Health; Steve Smith and Candice
Rapley, River Falls Food Pantry; Joan Nabbefeld, grant
writer; Audrey Severson, Pierce County Food Pantry; Denise
Blaisdell, Hunger Prevention Council; Sarah Johnson,
UW-Extension; and Heather Logelin, Allina Health.
More information about the Hunger prevention Council of
Pierce County is available online at