2012-10-17 / Local & State

VFW Donates To Fulton County Food Basket

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VFW Post 655 representatives Jim Smith, right, and George Cutchall, present a $1,000 donation to Fulton County Food Basket Manager Sue Cubbage. Also pictured is Sherri Lynn, intake/case manager at the Food Basket. VFW Post 655 representatives Jim Smith, right, and George Cutchall, present a $1,000 donation to Fulton County Food Basket Manager Sue Cubbage. Also pictured is Sherri Lynn, intake/case manager at the Food Basket. VFW Post 655 representatives George Cutchall and Jim Smith recently presented a donation of $1,000 to Susan Cubbage, manager, and Sherri Lynn, intake/case manager, of the Fulton County Food Basket. The Food Basket is a nonprofit human service agency providing food on an emergency basis to those in need in Fulton County who have been referred to it by other human service agencies and local clergy.

The Food Basket is Fulton County’s lead agency for USDA Commodities, State Food Purchase Program and Pennsylvania Nutrition Education Program. The Fulton County Food Basket’s mission is to provide high quality and nutritious food to those who are in need with a program that will not foster dependency. Monetary donations as well as food stuffs and produce are appreciated and well used.

In a recent 12-month period, the Food Basket served an average of more than 148 families each month. An additional 61 seniors through the Commodity Supplemental Food Program were also served each month.

The ability of the Food Basket to provide emergency food assistance to individuals and families in need requires funds and food from individuals, churches, businesses and the government. Monetary donations are especially important to purchase food from the Central PA Food Bank at 18 cents a pound. This year the Food Basket has seen a loss of approximately $10,000 in support from the commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the federal government to purchase goods for distribution to our local community. The VFW donation is a great start to the Food Basket’s fall funding campaign.

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