Emergency Funds for Local Food Pantry

The Ecumenical Food Pantry of Pike County serves over 500 families struggling to buy groceries in our community. As is often the case after the holidays, however, the Pantry is finding itself struggling to satisfy the many requests for food during these cold months. Learning of this dilemma, the Greater Pike Community Foundation approved an emergency funding request for $1,000 to help make-up the shortfall.

“Even after the Season of Giving has drawn to a close, the Greater Pike Community Foundation is here supporting causes that matter and people who care,” said Jim Pedranti, Board Chair of Greater Pike.

Photo of an emergency funds food pantry donation by Greater Pike Community Foundation.
Pictured, from left to right: John Esposito and Junior Zayed, Key Foods Milford; Nancy Potter, Ecumenical Food Pantry of Pike County; GPCF Board Members Jim Pedranti, Maryanne Monte, and Rosann Kalish.

Because of the emergency funding dollars, the Pantry will be able to reach out to local food providers to keep their shelves stocked. Nancy Potter, Volunteer Director of the Pantry, expressed her gratitude for ongoing community support, and noted that these extra special commitments represent the spirit of giving in Pike County throughout the year.

The Greater Pike Community Foundation (GPCF) was created to enable generous individuals, families and local businesses to maximize their charitable support through organized, targeted, long-term community philanthropy. The Foundation provides a permanent and personal way to give back to the region we love and have worked so hard to nurture and maintain.

For more information about establishing a fund in memory of a loved one, or to discuss how to realize your charitable goals for the future, please email Jim Pedranti or call 570- 296-6959.

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