Jennifer Lewerenz | Nov 17, 2020 AT 12:18 pm
(KNSI) – Catholic Charities St. Cloud is being acknowledged by the Minnesota Division of Human Providers with a Circle of Excellence Award.
The award acknowledges organizations which have labored with the DHS to supply meals, shelter and different help to the needy.
Officers with the DHS say Catholic Charities St. Cloud needed to pivot shortly when it got here to offering low-cost meal choices for older adults round central Minnesota because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pop up distribution websites, partnering with meals cabinets, and including frozen meals to its choices all helped in tripling the capability for the Catholic Charities St. Cloud Senior Dining Program. Program officers have been in a position to put together and ship about 91,000 meals a month, that is up from 26,000 meals monthly in 2019.
“These six organizations have offered distinctive service to Minnesotans in want of help, which is very exceptional throughout this terribly troublesome yr,” stated Commissioner Jodi Harpstead. “They stand out not only for clearly assembly the Circle of Excellence Award standards, however for his or her unwavering dedication to creating a constructive distinction in communities throughout our state.”
Particular consideration was given this yr to organizations that offered distinctive service in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.