Washington County Food Bank needs your help with the Feinstein Challenge PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 26 February 2014 09:39

The Washington County Food Bank is again taking part in the Feinstein Challenge. 

In addition to the $19,335.22 in cash donated to the food bank, the challenge has also helped generate food items being brought to the bank in the amount of $20,213 in 2013.

The food bank also received a proportionate share of the one million dollars that Mr. Feinstein donates each year to fight hunger in the United States.

Just as the response to the finances each year increases, so does the number of persons served by the food bank.

There were a total of 7,113 visits to the food bank in 2013 representing 15,953 adults and 8,953 children.

The Washington County Food Bank Board hopes this year’s challenge response will surpass that of last year in order for them to continue to fulfill the mission to provide emergency food and nutritional needs of citizens in Washington County.

Cash, checks and food items received from March 1 to April 30th will apply to the challenge.

Monetary pledges can also be made for a longer period of time. Food items will be valued at $1 per item for reporting purposes.

Please share this information with your family, friends, neighbors, church, businesses and civic organizations. Be a grass roots member of this campaign to fight hunger.

Gifts enable the Washington County Food Bank to meet the needs of the people they serve.

Food items collected help stock the shelves and the monetary gifts provide the funds to purchase additional food items during the lean donation items.