COMMUNITY FOOD WAREHOUSE OF MERCER COUNTY

SERVING THE SHENANGO VALLEY, GREENVILLE / NORTHERN MERCER COUNTY, AND GROVE CITY

AMOUNT DONATED: $7,115.1

The Community Food Warehouse of Mercer County is a member of Feeding America, the nation's largest domestic hunger relief organization. We serve low-income individuals in Mercer County that include children, adults, seniors and veterans. We serve approximately 4,200 households through our programming and network of 30 member agencies that include food pantries, soup kitchens, abuse and homeless shelters, churches, after school programs, low-income day care centers, youth centers and mental health treatment centers. The mission of the Community Food Warehouse is to provide supplemental food to those who are hungry and to raise awareness of hunger throughout Mercer County.

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Giving Week Progress:

FUNDRAISING GOAL: $15,000

  Programs Supported by Your Donations  

Potential donations will help support the following programs:

+ Mobile Pantry-- provides access to food to low-income and food insecure families and seniors living in rural and underserved areas of Mercer County without a pantry or feeding site nearby.

+MilitaryShare--food distributions targeting veterans and active-duty service members and families.

+BackPack Program-- provides weekend meals to over 900 elementary and middle school children in 10 school districts.

+Harvest Helpings-- a fresh produce program.

+Myron's Meal Mobile-- a retrofitted school bus that travels to low-income neighborhoods throughout the summer months and provides hot lunches to those who need it most in Mercer County

  Needs that Cannot beMet without Your Help  

We are currently facing the closure of one of our long-standing pantries in Mercer in June. As a result, we are increasing the Mobile Pantry distributions from one site to three to continue to meet the needs of residents of Mercer and Fredonia. Additionally, supply chain issues have resulted in dropped loads of food that were to be delivered, a rise in fuel costs have increased delivery fees and the price of food has significantly increased. Inflation rates are at an all-time high, forcing more and more recipients to our network of food pantries and feeding sites.

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