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Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois receives generous donation for food Pantry Co-op in Mason and Menard counties

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[September 21, 2020]   Menard Electric Cooperative’s Director Mike Patrick and General Manager Alisha Anker presented a donation as part of CoBank’s Sharing Success Program to The Community Action Partnership of Central IL (CAPCIL)’s Food Pantry Co-op Coordinator Pam Sheppard and Director of Nutrition Services Becky Leamon.

CAPCIL received a total of $10,000 to be used in the expansion of their Food Pantry Co-ops in Mason and Menard counties. The pantries will provide basic necessities, helping to diminish food insecurity for families in the areas and also build skill sets of individuals who are encouraged to volunteer at the pantry. They should be open soon in Petersburg and Havana.

“We are happy to partner with CoBank again this year to lend assistance to local organizations serving our members and their communities in a variety of ways, including this donation to expand much needed food pantries” says Anker.

Menard Electric is a member of CoBank, a cooperative lending facility, who as part of the Sharing Success program matched this year’s donations from Menard Electric Cooperative to charitable organizations chosen by the co-op’s Board of Directors.

One-half of the donation reflects a gift from the cooperative while the other half was matching funds from CoBank.

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Menard Electric Cooperative is a member of Touchstone EnergyÒ — an alliance of more than 750 local, consumer-owned electric utilities around the country. Menard Electric is committed to providing superior service based on four core principles: integrity, accountability, innovation and commitment to community. The co-op serves more than 10,900 meters over 2,555 miles of line in parts of Cass, Logan, Macon, Mason, Menard, Morgan, Sangamon and Tazewell counties. Menard Electric is an equal opportunity provider and employer. For more information visit Visit for more information about that organization.

[Alisha Anker, General Manager
Menard Electric Cooperative]

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