With the increase in people needing help in feeding themselves and their families in these difficult times, the South Central Community Action Program has allocated a portion of its federal stimulus funds to food programs in our area.
In all, SCCAP is providing $20,000 in federal Community Services Block Grants funds to the following organizations:
Hoosier Hills Food Bank – $10,000 to serve Brown, Owen & Monroe Counties
First Church of the Nazarene – $2,500 to serve Morgan County
Churches in Mission – $2,500 to serve Morgan County
Lighthouse Tabernacle – $1,000 to serve Owen County
Spencer Presbyterian Church – $1,000 to serve Owen County
St. Vincent DePaul – $1,000 to serve Brown County
Cunot Community Center Food Pantry – $1,000 to serve Owen County
Salvation Army – $1,000 to serve Brown County
SCCAP has received an extra $696,000 in Community Services Block Grant funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. In addition to helping area food programs, SCCAP will also create a jobs program with this funding. The details of the jobs program are still being worked out.