The Chico Elks Lodge 423 has been awarded two grants from the Elks National Foundation Community Investments Program.
The Beacon Grant of $2,000, will be used to support the efforts of Food From the Heart. Food From the Heart serves a dinner every Wednesday at no cost to about 55 deserving people from many walks of life – senior citizens, veterans, families, as well as the homeless.
The Gratitude Grant provided $2,300 toward the Jesus Center of Chico and their transitional housing program for women. Beds were purchased for the seven women who will be living there while receiving assistance with employment, school and gaining life skills.
In total with the help of the Elks National Foundation the Chico Elks Lodge 423 has been able to support community projects totaling over $7,000 so far in 2017.