/ Articles / FORK meets the $20,000 matching grant challenge
After the Bret and Frisk and Friends — A Concert for the Kids event benefitting Feed Our Rural Children (FORK) was held May 23, local couple Mike McAdams and Margaret Baack challenged FORK to raise $20,000 with a promise to match every donation, dollar for dollar up to $20,000. That challenge was met.
“On Memorial Day weekend, this community came together for our children,” FORK president Perry Pokrandt President said. “In front of us was a big goal, but an even greater opportunity.”
Bret and Frisk and Friends — A Concert for the Kids was created to raise money to support FORK nutritional support programs in general. But, most specifically, the FORK Cares program will now deliver food to the homes of children this July and August.
“We were hoping that FORK would be able to meet our pledge from day one,” Margaret Baack said. “We are excited to have the chance to write them a check for the full value of our pledge.”
Pokrandt thanked the community for helping FORK to provide nutritional support to school-aged children from food insecure homes.
“This is a great step forward for our organization,” FORK Cares chairman Rick Miech said. “With this money in hand, FORK will put the finishing touches on our FORK Cares program to distribute food to the homes of children in July and August when government funded food programs currently are scheduled to end.”
FORK is a registered 501c3 and donations are tax deductible under the more generous rules adopted as part of the CARES Act.