Today’s Grantee Monday is about Basic Needs Inc. of South Washington County. The Basic Needs Action Team was established in 1996 to determine how to aid disadvantaged individuals within the community. It was decided that a community-based thrift store should be opened, where the general public could donate their gently used goods for resale. Basic Needs has created a voucher system where individuals experiencing poverty can find and benefit from resources provided to the community through their stocked food shelf, thrift shop, community events, and programs.
With support from our generous donors, Open Your Heart provided Basic Needs Inc. with funding toward a new commercial refrigerator and freezer, helping them to expand their food rescue efforts and provide free food, with no eligibility requirements, to 32,000 households a year.
Thank you, Basic Needs Inc.!