Local charity gets $500 grant

Girl Scouts deliver food to food pantry

FORTVILLE — Local Girl Scouts recently donated food to Main Street Food Pantry, which is operated by Fortville First United Methodist Church. The Girl Scouts placed a $200 grocery order, donated by Peapod and handpicked by the girls on Peapod.com, to be delivered to the food pantry of the troop’s choosing.

In total, six food pantries will benefit from a $1,600 contribution from Peapod.

By completing the Kids Give Back program, participating Girl Scouts will earn the Staying Fit Badge.

The Kids Give Back program teaches students about how many people in the local area don’t have access to healthy food on a daily basis. It also includes lessons on what people need in their diets, covering the basics about proteins, fats, sugar and more to give students a perspective on what to look for when they shop for food.

Meals on Wheels gets $500 grant

GREENFIELD — Meals on Wheels of Hancock County recently received a $500 grant from Meals on Wheels America for its participation in the 13th-annual March for Meals campaign.

This year’s grants were made possible by Subaru of America Inc. and its seventh-annual “Share the Love” event. During the event, Subaru donated $250 to the owner’s choice of participating charities for every new vehicle purchased or leased.

Throughout the month-long March for Meals celebration, Meals on Wheels of Hancock County joined programs from across the country.

In total, $370,250 is being granted to 258 local Meals on Wheels programs and two Meals on Wheels America-affiliated State Associations based on their March for Meals efforts.

Information: marchformeals.com.