Journal Staff Report
La Cygne Library receives grant for senior meals program
MFA Oil Foundation has announced that the Friends of the Library for the La Cygne Library received a grant to buy to-go containers for senior meals. MFA board member Mike Moreland, right, hands a check to library program director Janet Reynolds, along with MFA local manager David Shriver, left and library foodservice manager Retia Grant. (Submitted photo)
LA CYGNE – MFA Oil Foundation has awarded a $2,000 grant to the Friends of Linn County Library District No. 2 for purchasing reusable lunch containers for the library’s lunch program for seniors. According to the library's senior program director Janet Reynolds, the containers will be for distributing to-go lunches.
The library took over the meals program for seniors after the former senior center saw a marked decline in participation. In addition to meals, the library also offers other programs like Geri-Fit exercise and educational programs.
According to an MFA Oil Foundation news release, the foundation “provides support to nonprofit organizations that are working to improve communities where MFA Oil has a significant concentration of members and employees.” The foundation has awarded more than $1 million in grants since it was established in 1988.
A farmer-owned cooperative with more than 40,000 members in eight states, MFA Oil Company’s foundation allows the company to support rural communities that are key to its business, according to Tom May, senior director of employee engagement and culture for the company.