On Tuesday, November 9, The Art Pratt Foundation of Old Mission Rotary presented a $5000 grant to the Brother Benno Foundation. The funds will be used to update their administrative offices. The grant was accepted by the Kathleen Diehlmann who is the President of the Brother Benno Foundation.
The non-profit started in 1983 as a soup kitchen in downtown Oceanside inspired by Brother Benno Garrity, a Benedictine monk who was well known for his tireless service to the poor in the Oceanside area. 
In 1991, the Brother Benno Foundation moved its services to its present location, a 12,000-square foot warehouse at 3260 Production Avenue in Oceanside, which has been divided into a dining room, full kitchen, children’s reading room, administrative offices, shower room, clothing room, computer lab, chapel, restrooms, and warehouse space.
Photo Caption: (L-R Front) Art Pratt Foundation President Miles Durfee, President of the Board of Directors of the Brother Benno Foundation Kathleen Diehlmann and Art Pratt Foundation Board Members Donna Maytum. (L-R Back) Art Pratt Foundation Board Members Gary John Collins, Stan Vogelsang, Charlotte Cofield and Judi Copeland.