Rhinelander church donates more than $2,500 to hunger reliefSubmitted: 10/07/2018
Adriana Michelle
Adriana Michelle
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Rhinelander church donates more than $2,500 to hunger relief
RHINELANDER - The Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rhinelander presented generous donations to charity organizations Sunday morning. The program donated than $2,500 in efforts to end hunger.

The church hosted a bike ride last summer to raise money. It's a fundraiser that takes place every year.

Ian Chester, from Evangelical Lutheran Church of America World Hunger Program, accepted one of the checks.

"As a church we are present in the communities in which we are located," said Chester. "But, it is also important that we recognize that there is a world that we are also part of.".

The second check went to a charity right in town, the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry.

"There is a tremendous need for food assistance in this town, said Rhinelander Food Pantry Board of Directors Craig Grinde. "It's because of generous people like this, and all the volunteers, [that] we are able to meet a definite need in the community."

The church has raised more than $160,000 dollars over the past ten years for hunger relief efforts.

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