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PERRY COUNTY – The Feinstein Foundation is asking the community to help claim part of its million dollars to help feed the hungry in the county.
In a letter from Alan Shawn Feinstein about the challenge, he said, “Whatever you donate to this agency, I will add money to it. The more you give, the more of my money they’ll get – thanks to you! Why am I doing this? Because I believe each of us was put here on earth to do what we can to help those in need.”
The Perry County Food Coalition has participated in the Feinstein Foundation Challenge since 2007, raising more than $97,000 in food and donations in Perry County during that time.
All donations of food or money made to the Perry County Food Coalition during March or 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, Community Adventist Food Pantry, all in Tell City; Jasper’s Food Pantry in Cannelton and Martin’s Cloak Food Pantry in Siberia. Nonpantry members include United Way of Perry County, Catholic Charities and the Backpack program.
The coalition challenges local club, businesses, churches or other group to step up to the challenge and run a food drive or take up donations during March or April to benefit the Perry County Food Coalition.
For more information about the Perry County Food Coalition, contact Rebecca Fenn at United Way of Perry County at 547-2577.