Coos Bay Elks to Start South Coast Food Share Weekend Snack Pack Program

Jan 25, 2010, 15:10 ET from Elks National Foundation

CHICAGO, Jan. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With some help from the Elks National Foundation, the charitable arm of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the Coos Bay Elks will continue to expand the program, with the packs getting larger and more students being added. Their partner organization, South Coast Food Share, is benefiting from the attention and increased volunteers, adding 4 more schools to their program.

South Coast Food Share Weekend Snack Pack Program will be funded by an Impact Grant awarded to the Coos Bay Elks by the Elks National Foundation. Impact Grants are the newest addition to the Elks National Foundation's Community Investments Program. They are competitive grants designed to help Elks make a difference in their community. This year, Coos Bay Elks Lodge No. 1160 is one of 49 recipients nationwide to receive an Impact Grant. The grants range from $2,500 to $10,000.

For more information about Impact Grants and to see a complete list of this year's Impact Grant recipients, visit the Elks National Foundation website at or contact the Programs Department at or 773/755-4954.

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