High Country United Way Presents $5000 To Local Food Pantries (2017-11-14 14:12:57)

The High Country United Way has presented $5000 to area food pantries.

In response to shortages of food supplies at local food pantries caused by donations being diverted to other areas ravaged by recent disasters, the High Country United Way on Monday presented checks to several partner organizations who provide food assistance to those in need around the High Country.

High Country United Way divided $5000 dollars to Casting Bread Pantry, Volunteer Avery, Hospitality House, and the Hunger and Health Coalition.

The monies come from the High Country United Way's emergency funds set aside for such situations.

Sue Purser of Casting Bread Pantry said the group's staple shelves have looked rather meager lately and this funding will help restock the pantry.

Tina Krause of Hospitality House said that they serve over 12,000 meals a month and the money will go a long way to meeting that demand.

Dr. Gary Childers, Executive Director of the High Country United Way said he was proud of the good work these partner organizations do to help those in need in the High Country and equally proud of HCUW’s assistance to these organizations.