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Herkimer Co. Hunger Coalition donates money to food pantries

Herkimer Evening Telegram

1357 days ago   Article ID# 826057
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Food Bank of Central New York

ILION, NEW YORK (Herkimer Evening Telegram) - With the intention of helping five county food pantries get through what is expected to be a difficult winter, the Herkimer County Hunger Coalition is depositing $1,200 in each of their accounts at the Food Bank of Central New York, according to Ray Lenarcic of the hunger coalition.

He said that each dollar donated generates several dollars more worth of food at the Syracuse area facility.

Lenarcic said the hunger coalition is able to provide this support thanks to the generosity of several donors including, most recently, Remington Arms’ Hands Across the Valley, the Ilion State Bowling
Center and Adirondack Bank.

The pantries benefiting include the Frankfort-Ilion, Little Falls, Dolgeville, Van Hornesville-Jordanville and Herkimer-Mohawk pantries.

The hunger coalition also recently donated $500 to the Reformed Church’s Thursday “hot lunch” program.

Also, Kay Lenarcic, Jan Waterbury and Karen Rankins, who are some of the coordinators of the Gram Lorraine Children’s Christmas Clothing Program, will be purchasing several thousand dollars worth of winter coats and snow pants to be made available to children in need attending participating schools. The schools re Fisher Elementary in Mohawk, Benton Hall Academy in Little Falls, Reese Road and West Frankfort Elementary schools in Frankfort, Remington and Barringer Road schools in Ilion, Poland Elementary, Mount Markham Elementary, Harry Hoag Elementary in Fort Plain, Owen D. Young Elementary, HARC and BOCES. This is the third year the program has provided this service for youngsters who, for whatever reason, were not helped previously and are in need of these key items of winter clothing.

“As with the pantry donations, we re able to do the above thanks to the kindness of a handful of extremely generous individuals,” said Ray Lenarcic. He added that the recipients re identified by nurses, administrators and faculty and staff at the schools. “The 2010 Gram Lorraine Program helped nearly 1,000 children thanks to several hundred sponsors who poured an estimated $100,000 into the local economy.”

Along with the HCHC’s commitments to the pantries and Gram Lorraine, this past year the coalition also raised several thousand dollars for Haitian relief, spearheading an all-county elementary school food drive collecting more than $5,000 worth of food, continuing to honor its commitment to the homeless by providing help for down payments for their apartments and coordinating with Laura Hailston and Ron Schumacher’s Operation Candy Cane II, a project developed as a Veterans Day tribute and involving thousands of area school children who collected thousands of Beanie Babies and stuffed animals for Afghan children and more than a half-ton of hard candy and beef jerky for U.S. troops.

Lenarcic noted that jobs represent the long-term solution for those in Herkimer County who are at risk for hunger. In the meantime, he said, “The coalition will work again in 2011 to help the pantries distribute another half-million plus meals, help the homeless find shelter and help provide deserving children with warm winter clothing and a toy book or game of their choice. And we will succeed in meeting our objectives if the individuals, churches and organizations who have supported us in the past will continue to do so.”

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Updated 1357 days ago   Article ID# 826057

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