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Wayne Post
  • Endowment gives funding to food pantries

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  • The Wayne County Community Endowment fund generously donated $25,000 to 22 food pantries all across Wayne County. These Food Pantries include: Catholic Charities Emergency Assistance FP; Client Choice Emergency FP; Clyde United Methodist Church FP; Come-Unity Center; Covenant Life Fellowship; Daily Bread FP; Fairville FP; Godís Store House; Lyons Community FP; Newark Food Closet; North Rose FP; Ontario FP; Pal-Mac FP, Inc; Red Creek Community Food Cupboard; Rose Emergency FP; Savannah Community Food Pantry; Sodus Point United Methodist Church FP; St. Johnís FP; Success Center; Tyre FP; Walworth FP and Wolcott FP.
    This donation will go a long way to stock shelves during the long Wayne County winter, and make it possible for these pantries to continue to serve our neighbors in need.
    The Wayne County Community Endowment consists of several funds established at Rochester Area Community Foundation for the benefit of residents of Wayne County. Two times per year, the Advisory Committee for the Wayne County Community Endowment accepts applications from a variety of organizations serving the charitable needs of the County. The Committee reviews and analyzes the requests and recommends projects to the Board of Rochester Area Community Foundation. The Advisory Committee also encourages expanded philanthropy to meet the ongoing needs of the Wayne County Community.
    If you are interested in becoming part of the solution to address Food Security issues in Wayne County, contact Donna Johnson at donna.johnson@waynecap.org. Semi-annual Food Security meetings are held to discuss challenges and find solutions. The next meeting will be March 20, at 2 p.m. in Newark. If you would like to be on an email distribution list please contact Ms. Johnson at the address above.
    For additional information on the Wayne County Community Endowment, please contact Lori Banning at (585) 341-4357.

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