Food pantry seeks help as winter approaches

MINEVILLE Heading into its busiest season, the Moriah food pantry is short of supplies.

Sue Morse of the local charity made an appeal for donations during the Sept. 11 Moriah town board Meeting.

In a letter to trustees, Morse explained fifty families a month are using the food pantry, an increase from past years. That number is expected to increase with the arrival of cold weather, which forces many families to choose between paying for heat or food.

The Moriah food pantry needs nonperishable food and cash donations.

Monetary contributions can be mailed to the Moriah Food Pantry, 15 Maple Lane, Mineville 12956.

Pantry officials are also now placing collection boxes for nonperishable food items at local businesses.

Trustees agreed to place a collection box in the town hall at 14 Park Place, Port Henry.

People who have questions or who would like to make donations can call Morse at 942-3386 or Diane Redmond at 546-3378.

There are a lot of people in our community in need, Supervisor Tom Scozzafava said. If you can help them, it would be appreciated.

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