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Newton City Council was pleased to present a new cargo van to The Corner Table. The van was purchased recently with a portion of $900,000 in Community Development Block Grant Program funding awarded to the City of Newton
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Corner Table Receives Van From City Of Newton Grant Funds

The City of Newton announced the delivery of a new cargo van to The Corner Table. Purchase of the van was made possible with funding awarded to the City of Newton by the North Carolina Department of Commerce’s Rural Economic Development Division (REDD) Community Development Block Grant Program.

The van was purchased for The Corner Table to support their mission to provide meals with compassion, respect, and dignity to those in the community affected by hunger. The van will be used primarily to pick up food donations from grocery stores and food distributors.

In 2022, The Corner Table served 71,884 meals from The Community Kitchen in Downtown Newton and provided 188,473 meals to children in schools across Catawba County. During its two decades of service to the community, The Corner Table has served nearly 920,000 meals.

The City of Newton was awarded $900,000 in funding through the Community Development Block Grant program. Eastern Catawba Cooperative Christian Ministry and In My Father’s House Community Support Services Network also received support through the grant award, and a portion of the funds will support installation of Wi-Fi in City facilities.

The City of Newton thanked the North Carolina Department of Commerce and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development for the grant award. The City also thanks Sherry Long, Assistant Executive Director of Western Piedmont Council of Governments, and WPCOG staff for their continued assistance with administration of Newton’s Community Development Block Grant.