Evergreen Youth and Family Services recently received $8,000 from the AT&T Foundation.
According to a release, the grant will be used to support the Youth Crisis Shelter’s daily meal program.
This crisis shelter is for youth experiencing homelessness in the Bemidji area, and it serves three meals and two snacks a day to the 275 youth who stay in the shelter annually.
“Our mission is to strengthen youth, preserve families, and build relationships across northern Minnesota. We work hard to provide a welcoming, safe and supportive home away from home for those youth in our area who are experiencing an immediate personal or family crisis,” said Ebony Warren, Executive Director of Evergreen Youth & Family Services.
“Part of that is providing healthy meals and snacks for our youth. We are pleased to receive this AT&T Foundation grant that will support our shelter’s food budget into next fall.”
Food for the shelter is purchased from local grocery stores, meat markets and the North Country Food Bank.
The Evergreen shelter serves 15 rural counties in northwest Minnesota, an area where homelessness among children and youth is higher than the state’s average.