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MCSA Receives $10,000 Bayer Fund Grant for Food Pantry

Muscatine Center for Social Action (MCSA)
MCSA offers shelter for the homeless and those fleeing domestic violence, a homeless prevention program, permanent supportive housing, a food pantry, health services through community partnerships, and collaborative learning opportunities.

Muscatine Living

Employees from Muscatine’s Bayer plant recommended Muscatine Center for Social Action (MCSA) to receive a $10,000 grant from the Bayer Fund. Funds to enhance their Food Pantry program, including the addition of more refrigeration, equipment to store products, and technology to better track and analyze the program overall.

Shawn Schrader, Plant Manager at Bayer, explained the inspiration for the grant and how MCSA intends to use it: the Bayer Fund supports communities where employees live and work by investing in programs. Each year, we partner with local groups to identify and support the needs of our community. Bayer and MCSA partnered to receive a $10,000 grant to improve food delivery, food storage, and food distribution for the Food Pantry. We are excited to work with MCSA as they serve a great need in our community and we look forward to the improvements that will be made to ensure a safe and healthy food supply for all.

MCSA Executive Director, Scott Dahlke graciously accepted the donation on behalf of everyone the food pantry assists. “Our Food Pantry is serving an average of 130 per day, and those people are feeding their families at home for an average of 400 people per day. Bayer’s contribution is going to touch so many lives and enhance the well-being of our community.”

The MCSA Food Pantry has open hours every Tuesday and Thursday from 10 am – 12 pm in the lower level of MCSA at 312 Iowa Avenue in downtown Muscatine. Community residents in need may pick up food for free. For more information, please contact MCSA at (563)-264-3278 or email [email protected]

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