Dennis and Bonnie Ferstenou Family Endowment Fund

"Food security is essential to provide access by all people at all times to sufficient food and nutrition for a healthy and productive life."

Dennis and Bonnie Ferstenou have been life-long residents of Chippewa County, growing up in Bloomer and New Auburn respectively.  Through their service to area community tables and their involvement with many community organizations and causes, Dennis and Bonnie understand the need for food security in Chippewa County. 

As a member of the Chippewa Health Improvement Partnership's Chippewa County Food Initiative Assessment Team Sub-Committee, Bonnie developed a greater awareness of the need for the accessibility of quality, affordable foods, and food security needs of county residents.  Her involvement was instrumental in Dennis' and Bonnie's recognition of the need for a Chippewa County Community Foundation fund that will serve as a source of funding for non-profit Chippewa County organizations providing food security for county adults and children. 

Grants support operational and capital expenditures for nonprofit organizations, such as food pantries and community tables, that provide food security in Chippewa County.  

Grants support operational and capital expenditures to  food pantries, community tables, and nonprofit organizations that provide food security in Chippewa County.

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