At the Town Council Meeting on Monday night, the Town Council approved $15,000 worth of financial support to three local food pantries. Council has been active in finding ways to support local businesses and Johnstown residents throughout the pandemic. Supporting local food pantries provides greater resources to the area.
Johnstown, CO – October 27, 2020 – Johnstown Town Council is pleased to be able to provide $15,000 of support, in total, to three local food pantries who are primary resources to Johnstown families in need. The following food pantries will receive $5,000 each: Milliken Presbyterian Church, Grace Community Church, and St John the Baptist Catholic Church.
The $15,000 comes from Federal funding, the Coronavirus Relief Fund (CARES) Act, which was distributed through the State and then Larimer and Weld Counties. While the CARES Act has allowed the Town to recover from some of the significant expenses of COVID-19, the Council noted that there are still funds available for assistance to our community in this way.
Town Council recognizes the impact of the virus and the needs of the community as we near the end of 2020. Food pantries have always played an important role locally, providing support to those in need, but this year some pantries are finding that the need has become greater with higher unemployment rates and more difficult access to resources on account of COVID-19. Council and Town officials believe that this use of funds can provide assistance to those in our community who need it most.
Jamie Desrosier, Communications Manager