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The Grainger Foundation, an independent, private foundation based in Lake Forest, Illinois, has donated $25,000 to Irving Cares in support of the food pantry to provide Irving residents with temporary assistance.

“This grant will allow us to offer nutritious groceries and assistance to our neighbors in need,” said Teddie Story, CEO, Irving Cares. “We strive to ensure families have healthy meals even in times of crisis. We are grateful to The Grainger Foundation for its generosity.”

Irving Cares programs help serve nearly 900 families a month with groceries including fresh milk and eggs.

This donation was recommended by the following Market Managers of W.W. Grainger, Inc’s Dallas and Fort Worth, Texas locations: Terri Butler, Sean Gardner, Jesus Palomino, and Jody Stroup, all of whom have volunteered in the Irving Cares food pantry. Grainger has been a part of the Irving business community for approximately 50 years as the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair, and operating products. “We are proud to recommend the programs offered by Irving Cares,” said Stroup. “We understand the need for these types of programs that identify and provide services for Irving families in need.”