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By Staff | Sep 21, 2018

Grant appication period open

The Rugby Community Endowment Fund is accepting grant applications now until 12 p.m., October 8, according to Advisory Committee member Galen Mack.

Mack said approximately $17,000 in funds will be available for local charities. Past grant recipients include local schools, senior meal providers, the Growing Place Daycare and the Rugby Prairie Village and Museum.

Mack said applications are available at Mack Law Offices, or online at ndcf.net. Applicants who download the forms should go to Find your fund, click Community Endowment Funds, click Rugby Community Endowment Fund, click Apply for a grant, and Download an application form.

The Rugby Community Endowment fund was created 30 years ago, and advisory board members are Mack, Dale Niewoehner, Theone Stevenson, Robert Wilmot, and Kyle Nelsen.

Questions may be directed to Mack Law Office at 776-5246, or Dale Niewoehner at 776-6222.

– Tribune Staff Report

Mobile Food Pantry to Make Stops in Rugby, Towner September 27

Trucks supplying fresh vegetables, bakery items and boxed goods will be in the communities of Rugby and Towner on Thursday, September 27, as part of the Great Plains Food Bank Mobile Food Pantry program. Anyone in need of food assistance in each town or neighboring communities are welcome to attend and receive food at no cost.

The Mobile Food Pantry will make stops on Thursday, September 27, at the following times and locations: Rugby in the parking lot of NAPA and Envision (2819 Highway 2; One-quarter mile west of Cenex on north side of highway) from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.; and in Towner across from St. Cecilia’s Catholic Church (503 1st Street Southwest) from 1:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.

“Many of our clients live in rural areas and we understand the importance of making fresh and nutritious food readily available,” said Rachel Monge, who serves as regional service manager for the Great Plains Food Bank for western North Dakota. “Our Mobile Food Pantry and Pop-up Perishable Food Program bring trucks full of food directly into these communities and gives them a convenient opportunity to get the food that they need. One in nine in North Dakota struggle with not enough food to eat each day and these programs provide them a convenient option.”

Individuals attending either distribution are asked to bring with any plastic bags or boxes to take food home with them.

– Great Plains Food Bank

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