To the Times of Ti:
The Ticonderoga Food Pantry volunteers have just received word of a severe reduction in available items we can offer to those who visit the pantry.
We are now being required to pay full price for many items we used to receive at a reduced price, which helped to stretch our funds to enable us to offer a more generous basket of food.
This cut back was totally unexpected and will impact our work in a drastic way! We are saddened that we must pass this reduction in quantity on to those who visit our pantry, be we have no choice at this time.
We always try very hard to use all funds and donations carefully to benefit the folks we serve in Ticonderoga and Putnam, to attain our goal of offering good nutritious food, and we will continue to do so to the best of our ability, given the new restrictions we are faced with.
We regret this inconvenience to those we serve and ask for their understanding on the matter; this is out of our control and we sincerely wish these cut backs could be avoided but that is not to be.
As a reminder: The pantry is open from 11 a.m. to noon Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Please be prepared with proof of residency.
Margaret H. Beuerlein
Food Pantry Director