Feinstein Food Challenge returns

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PERRY COUNTY – The Feinstein Foundation has once again issued a challenge that will help fill the shelves of local food pantries.

By donating canned goods and other nonperishable food items – or making a cash donation – during the month of April, the Feinstein Foundation will match up to that amount, possibly doubling the impact of the public’s donation. 

The Perry County Food Coalition has participated in the Feinstein Foundation Challenge since 2007, raising more than $120,000 in food and cash donations in Perry County during that time. All donations of food and money made to the Perry County Food Coalition during April can be claimed for the Feinstein Foundation match to help buy more food for the pantries of the Perry County Food Coalition. 

Members of the coalition are Widow’s Barrel Food Pantry, Council of Agencies Food Pantry and Community Adventist Food Pantry, all in Tell City; Jasper’s Food for the Needy Food Pantry in Cannelton and Martin’s Cloak Food Pantry in Siberia. 

Non-pantry members of the coalition include Catholic Charities, Table of Blessings and the Weekend Backpack program.

The Feinstein Foundation encourages hunger-fighting agencies across the country to raise funds or food to fill their local pantries every year. Alan Shawn Feinstein’s letter about the challenge states, “Whatever you donate to this agency, I will add more money to it. The more you give, the more of my $1 million they’ll get – thanks to you!”

Consider making a donation of food or money by contacting Joan Hess at Catholic Charities, 802 Ninth St., Tell City, IN, or by phone at 547-0903. She can also be contacted via e-mail at jhess@catholiccharities tellcity.org. All food and money raised in Perry County will stay in Perry County to feed local hungry neighbors. 

All donations must be received by April 30 to take part in this challenge.

The Perry County Food Coalition was originally started by the United Way of Perry County.