Aitkin County has been chosen to receive $9,177.00 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the county.

The selection was made by a National Board that is chaired by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency and consists of representatives from The Salvation Army; American Red Cross; The Jewish Federations of North America; Catholic Charities, USA; National Council of the Churches of Christ in the U.S.A.; and, United Way Worldwide. The Local Board was charged to distribute funds appropriated by Congress to help expand the capacity of food and shelter programs in high-need areas around the country.

A Local Board made up of representatives from St. James Catholic Church of Aitkin, Community Food Shelf at First Lutheran Church of Aitkin, McGregor Area Food Shelf, Hill City Area Food Shelf, Jacobson Food Shelf, Aitkin Area Food Shelf, the Salvation Army, Aitkin County Homeless Coalition, and Lakes and Pines will determine how the funds awarded to Aitkin County are to be distributed among the emergency food and shelter programs run by local service agencies in the area.

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