The Burton Bridge Ministry has received a sizable grant to aid in its food distribution efforts.

The organization announced that it applied for and was awarded $28,057 in funding through the Brazos Valley Food Bank’s Agency Capacity Grant.

The funds will be used to install four additional convertible appliances that can toggle between use as a refrigerator or freezer.  The additional cooling capacity will allow the Burton Bridge Ministry to provide more fresh and seasonal fruits and vegetables.

The ministry will also install a generator to prevent loss of product during a power outage.  The remaining funds will go toward improving electrical infrastructure and installing dedicated outlets for each appliance.

The Burton Bridge Ministry’s Client Choice Pantry at 601 North Main Street operates in partnership with the Brazos Valley Food Bank, offering qualifying Washington County residents fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, canned goods, breads and sweets.  At the end of October, the pantry was serving 253 unique individuals from 97 families.

For more information on the pantry, including how to qualify, visit https://burtonbridgeministry.org.

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