Medina County Food Pantry Receives $5,000
Medina Electric Cooperative presented the Medina County Food Pantry with a $5,000 donation on Tuesday, September 10. Medina County Food Pantry’s mission is to provide food and resources to members of Medina County. The grant will be used for shelving and office furniture for the center’s new building, which should be complete by summer 2020.
Concern for community and cooperation among cooperatives are longstanding Cooperative Principles. Cooperatives like Medina EC work to improve the quality of life in the communities we serve, and supporting the Medina County Food Pantry is just one way of doing that.
The donation was made possible through the members of Medina Electric Cooperative, and through CoBank’s Sharing Success charitable contribution program. CoBank, a national cooperative bank, is one of Medina EC’s financial partners. Through the Sharing Success program, CoBank matched $7,500 in donations that Medina EC made to nonprofit organizations throughout their 17-county service area.
Other recipients of this year’s Sharing Success donations from CoBank and Medina EC were the Santa Teresita Community Center (Laredo), which was awarded $3,400 to help replace old computers, tables and chairs; and the Frio Regional Hospital (Pearsall), which was awarded $6,600 for the completion of a new urgent care facility.