The Greater Gateway Association of Realtors has given back to the community again this year by sharing $4,543 with 11 local food pantries throughout the area.
Each pantry will receive a donation of $450 from The Taste of GGAR that was held at the Moose Lodge in Edwardsville on Sept. 20. The pantries use these funds to help with their food baskets during the holiday season.
Laurie Moore, president of the GGAR board of directors said, called it “another amazing turnout to support our local communities. I’m so proud to be part of an organization that combines so many giving people with such a worthwhile cause. Great food and fun was definitely had by all.”
The organizations assisted through this effort were the Bond County Food Pantry, Collinsville Food Pantry, Community Hope Center (Cottage Hills), Crisis Food Center (Alton), Highland Food Pantry, Litchfield Food Pantry, Livingston Park District, Maryville Food Pantry, Ministries Unlimited (Troy), New Creation Food Pantry (Granite City) and Staunton Helping Hands.
The Greater Gateway Association of Realtors serves more than 1,100 Realtor and affiliate business partners in the Southwestern Illinois region including the counties of Bond, Calhoun, Jersey, Macoupin and Madison.
PHOTO: At the presentation to Ministries Unlimited in Troy are from left: Susan Chapman of GGAR, Betty Cothran, of Ministries Unlimited, and Elizabeth Hellrung (Coldwell Banker Brown Realtors).