CORONAVIRUS: Record matching amount for Abundant Harvest comes with demand spiking and donations dwindling Featured

CORONAVIRUS: Record matching amount for Abundant Harvest comes with demand spiking and donations dwindling KVOE News file photo

Coronavirus has spiked demand at Abundant Harvest, and with Feinstein Challenge donations down, a $30,000 matching grant comes at a great time.


Rescue Mission Director Lee Alderman says the grant, which kicks into effect if the $30,000 goal is reached, is the largest matching grant in the organization's history -- and it comes with massive demand at Abundant Harvest recently.

Abundant Harvest shifted to a curbside delivery model this week. Alderman says organizers had been making up to 50 meals a night.

The Rescue Mission, meanwhile, is not accepting new clients for the next 30 days. Alderman says there are currently some medically-fragile residents now, and staff don't want to risk them getting sick.

For information on how to donate, call 342-7439. Donations can be sent to Post Office Box 901 in Emporia. Stock transfers are also accepted through Jon Geitz at Edward Jones.

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