The Roscommon County Community Foundation (RCCF) is pleased to announce that Good Shepherd United Methodist Church of the North (GSUMC) recently received a grant of $1,200.00 to assist with their Summer Mobile Food Truck Distributions, COVID-19 Response Project. Funding for this project was provided by the Roscommon County Kellogg Youth Fund.
According to Data USA, the poverty rate in Roscommon County in 2019 was 19.8%. The amount since the COVID-19 Pandemic has risen impacting all age levels. The purpose of this grant is to help all Roscommon County residents, from children to seniors, who are in need.
A food truck, on average, brings 13,000 pounds of food and is distributed to approximately 200 families, or 500 people. The food will feed a family four, for five days. The amount of new clients has increased dramatically since mid-March.
The goal of this project was to provide 3 extra food trucks on top of the 6 that GSUMC already does throughout the year.
Want to get involved? You can support the Roscommon County Kellogg Youth Fund by sending your donation to RCCF at P.O. Box 824, Roscommon, MI 48653, or by visiting our website at www.myrccf.org to make a donation online.