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Local Food Pantries and Shelters Receive $10,000 in Donations from Nestlé Waters North America

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Nestlé Waters North America Inc. (NWNA), in collaboration with Fremont Area Community Foundation, recently donated $10,000 to help support food pantries and shelters in Mecosta and Osceola counties. Each recipient will receive $1,250, with the funds being administered and distributed through Fremont Area Community Foundation.

“We are honored to assist these local organizations, particularly as they provide food and shelter to those in need amid the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Arlene Anderson-Vincent, Natural Resource Manager in the Midwest for Nestlé Waters North America. “Given the impact of the pandemic, these organizations face significant hurdles to provide essential services. Their commitment to the communities they serve is an inspiration, and we greatly appreciate our collaboration with Fremont Area Community Foundation in supporting these organizations and their efforts.”

NWNA’s donation will provide grants to the following recipients:

Angels of Action

Angels of Action is a nonprofit organization serving low income children in Mecosta County. Each weekend, Angels of Action provides food to nearly 900 children. It also delivers hygiene kits, books, seasonal blankets, hats, gloves, and other snow apparel to local children. To donate to the Angels of Action, click here.

Our Brothers Keeper Shelter

Located in Big Rapids, Our Brothers Keeper provides safe, faith-based, short-term shelter for those in need in Mecosta and adjacent counties through volunteers and community support. To donate to Our Brothers Keeper Shelter, click here.

Women’s Information Services, Inc (WISE)

WISE provides advocacy, safety options, and support services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and sex trafficking. WISE empowers individuals and families while working toward strengthening communities through awareness, prevention and education. To donate to WISE, click here.

God's Helping Hands of Mecosta County

God's Helping Hands is an emergency food service pantry that also assists with clothing and household furnishings. To donate to God’s Helping Hands, click here.

Project Starburst

Project Starburst provides food and other related items to Mecosta and Osceola residents who are temporarily in need of assistance. It currently provides approximately 13,000 meals to about 240 families per month. To donate to Project Starburst, click here.

Manna Pantry

The Manna Pantry is a food pantry serving families in Mecosta and Osceola Counties. Averaging 175 visits per month, Manna Pantry provides food and essentials for one week based upon family size. To donate to Manna Pantry, click here.

Sears Food Pantry

The Sears Food Pantry serves families in need from the communities of Evart, Sears and Hersey, providing food as well as toiletries and other emergency services. To donate to the Sears Food Pantry, click here.

Marion Food Pantry

Marion Food Pantry serves approximately 15-20 families per month in northeastern Osceola County, providing 21 meals per person per week. To donate to the Marion Food Pantry, call 231-743-6092.

“These organizations are to be commended for their outstanding work in serving our local communities, particularly during these challenging times,” said Anderson-Vincent. “Understandably, these organizations are struggling amid the ongoing pandemic, and any additional support from the community would be greatly appreciated to ensure their continued success in serving those in need. I encourage residents to learn more about these great organizations and consider offering additional support.”

About Nestlé Waters North America

Nestlé Waters North America offers an unrivaled portfolio of bottled water brands for healthy hydration, including Ice Mountain® Brand 100% Natural Spring Water and Nestlé® Pure Life®. The company also owns and operates ReadyRefresh®, a customizable water and beverage delivery service.

Based in Stamford, Connecticut, with approximately 7,000 associates in the United States, we manage natural resources for long-term sustainability, and we conserve nearly 18,000 acres of natural watershed area. We currently source water for our six regional spring water brands from 38 active springs throughout the United States. We are also committed to creating shared value and being a good neighbor in the more than 120 communities where we operate in the U.S. For more information, visit us at and follow us on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook: @NestleWatersNA.