The Enhance Hamilton County Foundation has announced that their October Food Pantry Challenge set a new record for monies raised totaling $9,940 to benefit Hamilton County area food pantries. The previous record was set in 2017 when $6,875 was raised for area food pantries.
“We are so appreciative of the overwhelming response by charitable donors and organizations throughout Hamilton County that chose to participate in our challenge to benefit the food pantries in Hamilton County,” said Darcy Swon, Enhance Hamilton County Foundation Development Director. “Monies raised will allow our county food pantries to continue the work they do serving those facing food insecurity throughout Hamilton County.”
The donations have been sent directly to the food pantries and are broken down as follows: The Lord’s Cupboard Bethesda Lutheran Church (Jewell) $3,451.02; Trinity Lutheran Church (Webster City) $3,375.93; Stratford Food Pantry (Stratford) $865.89; Upper Des Moines Opportunity (Webster City) $834.60; Asbury Methodist Church/All Cultures Equal $803.30; and St Paul Lutheran Church (Webster City) $609.26.
Donations to the food pantries were determined by the charitable donor’s request. In addition, the Foundation added an additional $2,000 to the overall amount raised.
The Enhance Hamilton County Foundation was established in 2005 to improve the quality of life throughout Hamilton County by promoting charitable giving and connecting donors with causes they care about. For more information about the Foundation, visit their website at enhancehamiltoncounty.org or contact Swon at 515.835.0437 or firstname.lastname@example.org.