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Group wins grant to aid food distribution

Weekend Snack Pack Inc. of Mitchell has been selected to receive a Hometown Heroes Grant to support its food distribution program.

The nonprofit was nominated for the award by Arby’s Restaurant in Mitchell. The grant is being made by the Share Our Strength: No Kid Hungry campaign through a partnership with Arby’s Foundation. The grant is to help cover operational costs of Weekend Snack Pack Inc. for the 2014-2015 school year.

The grant will be joined with a Modern Woodman matching grant to secure additional money for food purchases. In addition, Mitchell Arby’s Manager Darcy Constant and Arby’s Area Manager Denise Hohn recently presented a check for $4,259 to Weekend Snack Pack Inc. to buy food for the upcoming school year.

— Source: Mitchell Arby’s Restaurant and Weekend Snack Pack Inc.