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Poshard Foundation Distributes over $100,000 to 42 Southern Illinois Food Pantries

Published on March 3, 2021

Carterville, IL – “For twenty-two years, the mission of our Foundation has been the protection and healing of vulnerable children, particularly the abused, neglected and abandoned,” said Glenn Poshard.  “If the coronavirus has taught us anything over the past year, it’s this certainty: It’s difficult to heal a broken spirit if the family and the children are hungry. We have never before witnessed food insecurity at this level. With this $100,000 distribution we will have given out nearly $175,000 to area food banks since the pandemic began. We are so thankful to have the dedicated workers in our food banks and our social service agencies who combine their efforts in bringing healing to the whole child. To the extent that our Foundation can be a part of that healing process for both the body and the spirit, we are grateful,” Poshard added.

Jo Poshard said, “Every year, we make a little more progress in helping these children overcome their fears and insecurities. Last year was the most difficult year yet, and 2021 may be equally difficult. But we can’t give up on the children no matter how bad it gets. Our commitment is to be there for the children of Southern Illinois, to continue the work with our dedicated volunteers and support every child that needs us.”

Area food pantries receiving grants from the Poshard Foundation include: