Rock County Sheriff's Office Receives Grant

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- The Rock County Sheriff’s Office has announced that it has received a grant in the amount of $1,000.00 from the Karl A. And Bernice E. Samek Charitable Fund, a component of the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, Inc. to support the RECAP garden.

The RECAP (Rock County Education and Criminal Addiction Program) garden provides food to local food pantries, county facilities, Echo, Salvation Army, senior centers, and community centers. The garden is staffed completely by volunteers and RECAP participants from the Rock County Jail. RECAP inmates gain valuable skills and work ethic as they assist in maintaining, cultivating, and dispersing produce from the garden. The garden allows inmates to take pride in their hard work and dedication to this outreach program while also fulfilling their community service requirements to complete the RECAP program. In 2012, the RECAP garden harvested over 15,000 pounds of produce. The grant money will be used to improve structures and purchase equipment needed to maintain the RECAP garden.

This grant is made available from the Community Foundation’s Karl A. and Bernice E. Samek Charitable Fund. The Karl A. and Bernice E. Samek Charitable Fund is a resource for area nonprofit organizations whose programs and services are working for the betterment of our communities. Grants from the Karl A. and Bernice E. Samek Charitable Fund have supported the arts, education, environment, health and human services and historical preservation. For more information about how you can impact your community through the Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin, please call 608-758-0883 or 1-800-995-2379 or visit their website at The Community Foundation of Southern Wisconsin serves nine Wisconsin counties: Crawford, Grant, Green, Iowa, Lafayette, Rock, Sauk, Vernon, and Walworth.

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