COMMUNITY FOOD WAREHOUSE OF MERCER COUNTY
SERVING THE SHENANGO VALLEY, GREENVILLE / NORTHERN MERCER COUNTY, AND GROVE CITY
AMOUNT DONATED: $13,328.00
The Community Food Warehouse of Mercer County is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and partner food bank of Feeding America, the largest hunger relief organization in the United States. The Warehouse does not supply food directly to individuals, but solicits local grocers, retailers, and food manufacturers for affordable/low-cost food products and warehouses them for distribution to our 33 member agencies. Through our agencies, we distribute food to 2,300 households in Mercer County each month. Our agencies include food pantries, soup kitchens, abuse and homeless shelters, local churches, after-school programs, low-income day care centers, youth centers, and mental health treatment centers.
Giving Week Progress:
FUNDRAISING GOAL: $10,000
Programs Supported by Your Donations
Potential donations help to support the following programs:
MilitaryShare: for veterans and military personnel and their families who are struggling to make ends meet. In 2022, the program had a 90% increase in participation, and is currently serving over 300 families per distribution.
Mobile Pantry: provides access to food for low-income people who live in rural and underserved areas of Mercer County. This program provides direct distribution by CFWMC and is done by use of our refrigerated truck, which delivers food to pre-determined distribution sites throughout the county.
Myron’s Meal Mobile: a retrofitted school bus that provides hot, nutritious meals to families by traveling to low-income neighborhoods during the summer months. Myron’s Meal Mobile began in the summer of 2021 and has since served 10,000 meals.
The Backpack Program: is a nationwide program of Feeding America. Locally, the program serves 900 elementary and middle school children in 10 school districts throughout Mercer County. The program is designed to send food home for weekends and long holidays during the school year.
Harvest Helpings: provides fresh year-round produce to food insecure households within Mercer County.
Needs that Cannot beMet without Your Help
CFWMC and our network of food pantries and feeding sites are currently seeing a need for food assistance like never before. With the end to the pandemic SNAP benefits and food prices at an all-time high, Mercer County residents have been turning to the charitable food system for assistance. Statistically speaking, we are experiencing a 73% increase in need amongst our neighbors compared to this time last year. To continue meeting this ever-growing need for food assistance we need your help, as the additional costs of food, fuel, and delivery fees will soon surpass the funding available.