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Schroon Food Pantry a success

To the Times of Ti:

Through the generosity of many (Schroon) town individuals and the efforts of the Grand Union collecting money for the food pantry throughout the past summer season at the “cash-Outs,” the food pantry was able to provide food for at least two days to 3,785 people (1,902 adults, 1,646 children and 240 seniors).

Special thanks also to the (Schroon Lake) Teachers Association for collecting needed items once a month , the Lions Club, the Schroon Lake Chamber of Commerce, the Episcopal Church, Our Lady Of Lourdes, the Schroon Lake Community Church and the Adirondack Missions.

We purchased 31,689 pounds of food from the Regional Food Bank of NENY. The Gleanings Program out of Malone delivered free of charge 2,593 pounds. Unfortunately the Gleanings program stopped deliveries in Essex County at the end of June due to cuts in grants.

We received a HPNAP grant of $5,100 from the Regional Food Bank of NENY and a $2,000 grant from the Charles Wood Foundation in 2011. This money stays at the Regional Food Bank and has to be used up within 12 months.

I am starting my 10th year with the Schroon Lake Food Pantry, and I truly appreciate all your efforts and donations of food and money, so that we can help where and when needed.

Thank you Pat and Pete Schoch for having helped me all these years.

Together we can make a difference! Wishing all of you a happy, healthy New Year 2012.

Lenchen Marnell

Schroon Lake

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