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Funds for Lee food, shelter programs

Published: Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 1:15 a.m. CST

DIXON – The Lee County Emergency Food and Shelter Program will receive $6,301 from federal agencies.

The money will come from the Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency.

A board of area agency representatives will determine how the funds will be distributed among the local emergency food and shelter programs. Lee County EFSP has distributed emergency food and shelter funds previously with Community Food Pantry of Dixon, Emergency Food Pantry of Amboy, Lee/Ogle Regional Office of Education, Neighbors in Christ Ecumenical of Lee County, Tri-County Opportunities Council, and YWCA of the Sauk Valley participating. The agencies were responsible for providing a vast number of meals and nights of lodging.

Public or private voluntary agencies interesting in applying for funds must contact Joann B. Sheridan, local board chair, at 1806 W. First St., Dixon, 61021, or by calling 815-440-8080 for an application.

The deadline to apply is Dec. 16, 2013.

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