The agents at Century 21 Coleman-Hornsby recently held their annual Ribeye Sandwich Cookout for Charity during the Liberty Arts Festival in Morris.
This proceeds from this year’s cookout enabled the agents to donate a check for $3,108.50 to the Grundy Resource Organization as this year’s recipient.
Grundy Resource Organization started as a grass-roots effort to help get fresh produce to those in need in the Grundy County area. This year, they planted a 2-acre garden with 2,700 plants.
They are now distributing the food they produced to families in need of healthy, fresh produce.
In addition, they teamed up with the Midwest Food Bank in Bloomington and are now bringing other grocery items to Grundy County.
Each week they drive one or two times to Bloomington to pick up a truck load of various food items.
Although it costs GRO about $500 per month, they get a retail value of about $27,000 a month worth of food items this way.
GRO distributes to households that fit one of four criteria: 1) Have a resident 62 years old or older in the home; 2) Be a veteran of any branch of U.S. armed forces; 3) Have a person with a disability residing in the home; or 4) Be a low-income or “working poor” family. They offer delivery when necessary and they are available on nights and weekends when needed.
GRO President Heidi Litchfield, also the senior reporter at the Morris Herald-News, was grateful to receive the timely donation from Century 21 Coleman-Hornsby.
“This will cover three months’ worth of food to distribute, plus it is just in time to help up pay our insurance,” Litchfield said in a news release. “We are so fortunate to live in this community where people like the agents at Century 21 Coleman-Hornsby are so generous.”
This year’s Ribeye Sandwich Cookout for Charity was chaired by Jim Maskel and JoEllyn Johnson, who organized the successful event during which the Century 21 Coleman-Hornsby agents cooked hundreds of ribeye steak sandwiches, pork chop sandwiches and hot dogs.
“Our drive-thru is getting more and more popular each year and it is really is an easy way for people to pick up lunch or dinner on their way home,” Maskel said in a press release.
“We have the best team that makes it all work well,” Johnson said in a press release.
“Our agents are very involved with helping local organizations and people in need. This fundraiser is just one of the many things that they do throughout the year. I am proud to work with such a great group of professionals who care about the community,” Broker-Owner Shawn Hornsby said.
Century 21 Coleman-Hornsby is located at 1802 N. Division St., Morris and is open 7 days a week. They specialize in residential, land, commercial and industrial properties.