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Working together to help our neighbors

Walker Area Food Shelf and the Leech Lake Area Chamber of Commerce
work together to help those in need and our area restaurants.
Walker Area Food Shelf Distributes $5,500 In Gift Certificates To Local Area Restaurants.
The Walker Area Food Shelf in collaboration with the Leech Lake Area Chamber of Commerce and a private party distributed $5,500 in gift certificates to area restaurants just in time for the Holidays. The Walker Area Food Shelf received a $5,000 grant from the Initiative Foundation to purchase gift certificates to area restaurants around Walker, Minnesota. They were also given another $500 worth of gift certificates from an anonymous donor. The gift certificates were distributed to families in need who utilize the Walker Area Food Shelf.
Initiative Foundation grants are awarded to Central Minnesota nonprofits and local government
units that address opportunities or barriers to business growth and employment; advance
economic security for children and families; support community-based early childhood literacy
initiatives; provide training for future, displaced or underemployed workers; help small
businesses survive and grow; enhance regional quality-of-life improvements; or lead to the
development local natural disaster response and recovery efforts.
About the Initiative Foundation
The Little Falls-based Initiative Foundation exists to improve the quality of life and to build stronger
communities within its 14-county region of Central Minnesota by offering business financing, technical
assistance, nonprofit grants, donor services and leadership training. Since 1986, the Initiative
Foundation has invested multiple millions in the region through targeted grants and business financing

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