4Front Ventures Corp. (CSE: FFNT) (OTCQX: FFNTF) (“4Front” or the “Company”), a vertically integrated, multi-state cannabis operator and retailer, announced it will contribute $75,000 to the Village of Elk Grove Village (“Elk Grove Village”), Illinois and three local community programs to support the Chicagoland community’s health and wellness initiatives.
As part of the Company’s development and operating agreement for its 94,000-square-foot cultivation and manufacturing facility located in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, 4Front will present a $75,000 check to Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig B. Johnson during the Village Board Meeting on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. CT. 4Front’s generous contribution will include $30,000 to support the Elk Grove Village’s community events and outreach efforts, as well as $15,000 each to support the following organizations and programs:
- Elk Grove Village Cares Program (“EGV Cares”)”: This community-based strategy is focused on: tackling opioid addiction; helping those in need; and making Elk Grove Village a stronger, safer and healthier community. EGV Cares aims to make it easier for those suffering from addiction to access and remain in treatment, to strengthen the community support network, to eradicate the stigma of opioid addiction and to save lives by placing Narcan, and overdose-reversing medication, in public.
- Elk Grove Village Police Drug Education: The Elk Grove Village Police Department Crime Prevention Unit is committed to establishing positive community relations through development, implementation, and perpetuation of comprehensive proactive crime prevention programs. Chief among the unit’s drug education efforts is a partnership with the DARE America program to provide drug resistance education to middle school students. The curriculum puts a strong emphasis on being responsible and safe, as well as good decision-making, critical thinking, and understanding risks and consequences.
- Kenneth Young Youth Center (“KYC”): KYC Clinical Substance Use Prevention and Recovery Services provide clinical treatment interventions to people struggling with a wide range of substance use problems and disorders. The KYC Community Collaboration and Public Resource Development Team promotes healthy choices for youth through education and awareness of health issues, community collaboration and evidence-based programs that support substance abuse prevention.
“The Village’s community events and outreach are the lifeblood of our community–they keep neighbors connected to each other and give expression to our common values. It is through these connections and values that we affirm our commitment to supporting the health of our neighborhoods and future,” said Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig B. Johnson. “I want to thank 4Front for their generous donation, which will help us expand the reach of our village’s life-changing initiatives while strengthening our community for the better.”
“4Front is honored to step forward and support Mayor Johnson’s vision for a stronger, more compassionate community,” said 4Front Director of Operations Joe Epperson. “Community programs like these make a positive impact on communities by fundamentally changing the lives of individuals and their families for the better. Taking a ‘paying it forward’ approach has always been part of our culture and DNA at 4Front, and we look forward to continuing to make a meaningful impact in the vibrant communities we serve across the country.”