Together Trico and CoBank have awarded the Marana Unified School District (MUSD) and the Community Food Bank of Southern Arizona in Amado (CFB-Amado) $2,500 each in additional grant money.
Earlier this year, Trico gave $40,000 in POWER Grant funds to 16 non-profit organizations providing critical services in southern Arizona, including $5,000 to MUSD and $2,500 to the CFB-Amado. In June, CoBank awarded both organizations an additional $2,500.
The funds will be used to provide food to students in the MUSD and residents in Amado, Sasabe and Arivaca.
“Thank you, Trico. With your support, we’re changing lives in the communities we serve by feeding the hungry today and building a healthy, hunger-free tomorrow,” said Michael McDonald, President/CEO of the CFB-Amado. “Your help makes possible the CFB-Amado Resource Center’s distribution of nutritious emergency food to over 6,000 individuals.”
Since 2008, the POWER Grant program has awarded more than $400,000 in grants. This year, a second grant cycle has been added, which will result in an additional $40,000 to be awarded in December 2018. For more information, go to trico.coop.
“Trico is a wonderful force for good in our community,” said Maggie Jones of Junior Achievement, which received $2,000 for JA Day at Picture Rocks Elementary. “Thank you for investing in the futures of the children at Picture Rocks Elementary.”
CoBank is a national cooperative bank serving vital industries across rural America. CoBank’s Sharing Success program is an annual $3 million fund designed to match the contributions of CoBank customers to the charitable groups they support throughout rural America.