Ruby’s Pantry receives $25,000 Kohl’s grant
Star Journal Staff
The Rhinelander Ruby’s Pantry will be splitting a $50,000 grant from the Kohl’s “Community with a Heart” program. Local volunteer coordinator Tracey Barnes said, the leadership team and volunteers are “honored, thankful and humbled” to have been nominated and awarded the grant.
“The local Kohl’s employees who nominated us for this prestigious grant, represent dedication, team effort, and bring joy to other volunteers and guests at our Ruby’s Pantry distribution, giving of their time, monthly,” Barnes said. “This grant will allow us to continue to provide the Rhinelander community with our monthly distribution, along with easing the burden of expenses incurred, such as rent, along with maintaining, purchasing and upkeep of the equipment we currently own, such as our forklift, trailer, and banquet tables.”
Ruby’s Pantry is a nonprofit food ministry serving rural communities monthly. All are welcome and encouraged to participate. The Rhinelander distribution is the third Tuesday of each month at the National Guard Armory, 1136 Adams Way, beginning at 5 p.m.
The Community with a Heart program will donate $5 million to select nonprofit organizations across the country this year to “demonstrate the company’s ongoing commitment to family health and wellness.” The donations are made possible through Kohl’s philanthropic merchandise program, Kohl’s Cares, which sells children’s books and toys and donates 100% of the net profits.