Milwaukee, WI - March 26, 2013 - A $15,000 grant from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation will enable the Food Pantry of Waukesha County to increase its capacity to keep up with an ever increasing client population.

The grant will support a community outreach assistant position, which will help assess client needs, provide them information and help them access other available resources and programs within the community to meet their basic needs. Since 1978, the pantry has served people in need in Waukesha County. It provides food to more than 6,500 each month. Forty percent of the people that it helps are children.

Overall, the Foundation awarded $725,789 in grants through its first quarter competitive grantmaking process.


About the Greater Milwaukee Foundation

The Greater Milwaukee Foundation is a family of more than 1,100 individual charitable funds, each created by donors to serve the local charitable causes of their choice. Grants from these funds serve people throughout Milwaukee, Waukesha, Ozaukee and Washington counties. Started in 1915, the Foundation is one of the oldest and largest community foundations in the world.

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