Nebraska Minority Resource Center received Shopko Foundation grant

Shopko Manager Gordon Thiessen, left, and Althea Mitchell-Thayer, right, present Juli Ann Harvey, center, with a check for $500 from the Shopko Foundation on Friday, August 10. Shopko Manager Gordon Thiessen, left, and Althea Mitchell-Thayer, right, present Juli Ann Harvey, center, with a check for $500 from the Shopko Foundation on Friday, August 10. Photo by Rachael Huether

The Nebraska Minority Resource Center is pleased to announce is has received a $500 grant from the Shopko Foundation. These funds will be used for their Nutritional Services initiative and the planning for an upcoming greenhouse program.

Nebraska Miniority Resource Center’s mission is to provide services which promote and generate opportunities and wellness for the Native people, Minority groups and our youth; while also proudly promoting traditional values and celebrating diversity.

NMRC is currently operating a small computer lab, as well as a diabetes prevention program in Sheridan, Cherry and Dawes Counties. Along with their other program, they are also offering traditional talking circles monthly, starting in September, which will be open to the public.

The Shopko Foundation supports accredited schools and 501(c)3 organizations. Grants are awarded throughout the year to support programs which further the Foundation’s purpose of promoting the health and education of Shopko teammates and customers.

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