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By Gini Davis
The Creswell Chronicle 

Pantry kitchen reaches $10k grant-match milestone


June 13, 2019

Photo provided/Rose Lowell

Dr. Matthew Bahen of Emerald Valley Dental in Creswell presents Creswell Food Pantry manager Susan Blachnik with a check for $2,000, enabling Community Food for Creswell to reach the $10,000 threshold necessary to earn grant-matching money from Oregon Food Bank toward the installation of a new community-use commercial kitchen.

A $2,000 donation from Dr. Matthew Bahen of Emerald Valley Dental on May 30 brought Creswell Food Pantry/Community Food for Creswell (CFFC) to its goal of $10,000, triggering a matching $10,000 grant from Oregon Food Bank to help pay for a community-use commercial kitchen at the Cobalt Activity Center, where the Food Pantry is located.

Another $2,000 came in the next morning from the Larson Family Foundation, raising to $84,513 the total secured to date toward the $212,400 kitchen project. That total includes CFFC funds, donations, in-kind donations, local government money and grants – an...

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