Seigle Foundation celebrates first year by awarding $50,000 to combat food insecurity

  • The Seigle Foundation celebrated its first year with grants to two nonprofits, Food for Greater Elgin and Northern Illinois Food Bank, for helping to provide food to people in need.

      The Seigle Foundation celebrated its first year with grants to two nonprofits, Food for Greater Elgin and Northern Illinois Food Bank, for helping to provide food to people in need. Rick West | Staff Photographer, 2014

 
 
Posted10/4/2022 6:00 PM

On Sept. 15, the Seigle Foundation announced the award of $50,000 in grants to two organizations combatting food insecurity in the Elgin/Dundee area, the geographic focus of the foundation.

This includes Food for Greater Elgin, which is a guest-choice food pantry "providing food security and access to community resources to stabilize the lives" of more than 2,665 households regionally.

 

The Northern Illinois Food Bank also "provides nutritious food and resources for our neighbors, with dignity, equity ad convenience, through partnerships and innovation."

Their mobile market program consists of traveling food pantries that serve seven Kane County communities (4,600 individuals monthly) where the need for food surpasses the capacity of the existing resources.

Mark Seigle says, "As we approach our one-year anniversary, the Seigle Foundation is very proud to have contributed over $500,000 in grants to 24 Elgin/Dundee organizations focusing on housing, arts, education, and food."

For more information, visit SeigleFoundation.org.

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