Manna Pantry in Big Rapids to receive ARPA funds for food

Manna Pantry in Big Rapids to receive ARPA funds for food

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  • January 6, 2023
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MECOSTA COUNTY — Manna Pantry in Big Rapids will receive a disbursement of $16,667 from Mecosta County’s American Rescue Plan Act lost revenue replacement funds after receiving approval from the board of commissioners during a recent meeting.

The board received a letter from the Manna Pantry board requesting release of the funds for the purchase of food for the 2023 calendar year.

“We ask that half of the $33,000 budgeted for our nonprofit food pantry be released to us as soon as practical, as we have included this amount in our food budget for the year,” the letter said.

The board approved release of the ARPA funds to Manna Pantry upon receipt of a signed services agreement.

Manna Pantry is a food pantry serving families in Mecosta and Osceola counties. Clients receive one week’s worth of food based on family size. Clients are served on a first-come, first-served basis, with no appointment needed. Clients can make choices in the pantry to obtain food that their families will enjoy. 

The pantry is in the annex of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 315 S. State St., Big Rapids. Pantry hours are 1-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The only qualification for assistance is a need for food.

If you know anyone who needs food assistance, or someone who is unable to go out to acquire the food they need, please contact the pantry at 231-408-2940 or email at 1maannapantry@gmail.com.

In September 2022, the board approved an allocation of $100,000 from the ARPA lost revenue replacement funds to support food pantries in the county for the purpose of “alleviating and fighting hunger within the county.”

Manna Pantry, Project Starburst and God’s Helping Hands of Mecosta County were each approved for a portion of the $100,000, with each receiving a total of $33,300 over a two year period.

The board approved several other nonprofits for receipt of ARPA funding, stating the money should be used in ways that would positively impact as many county residents as possible.

Among the local nonprofits approved for funding are:

  • Angles of Action: $100,000
  • WISE (Women’s Information Services): $500,000
  • Our Brothers Keeper: $500,000
  • Hope House Free Medical Clinic: $50,000

An additional $1,275,000 was committed to county parks for upgrades and renovations and $39,912 to the Fire Chiefs’ Association for safety equipment.

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