Enhance Hamilton County Foundation issues challenge to fill local food pantries

Webster City (IA) – The Enhance Hamilton County Foundation has issued a challenge to Hamilton County residents to assist in raising money to fill the shelves at the five food pantries located throughout Hamilton County. The challenge will run from July 10 – August 20, 2015, and funds received will be matched dollar for dollar up to $2,000 by the Enhance Hamilton County Foundation.

To participate in the food pantry challenge, send your check or drop off your cash contributions to: Darcy Swon, Enhance Hamilton County Foundation, 501 Bank Street Suite 1, Webster City, Iowa 50595. Checks should be made out to: Enhance Hamilton County Foundation with the name of the food pantry to be supported listed in the memo line. If no food pantry is indicated, it will be assigned to one.

Currently over 160 families are serviced each month in Hamilton County by the following five food pantries: Upper Des Moines Opportunity (Webster City), Trinity Lutheran Church Food Pantry (Webster City); St Paul Lutheran Church (Webster City); The Lord’s Cupboard – Bethesda Lutheran Church (Jewell); and the Stratford Food Pantry (Stratford).

One in six Americans struggled with hunger in 2012, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. All individuals and families should have adequate food for their needs. No one in Hamilton County should be allowed to sacrifice nutrition regardless of circumstances, especially children, and the Enhance Hamilton County Foundation wants to reach out to help those families that have fallen on hard times.

For information on the food pantry challenge or on Enhance Hamilton County Foundation, visit their website at enhancehamiltoncounty.org.


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