Greene County food pantries receive donation from local McDonald’s restaurants

Contributed photoGail Iisley, Dave Robertson,and Chip Bolger from Gods Store House Food Pantry in Catskill are pictured.

COXSACKIE - Patrice Magliocca, owner operator of three McDonald’s Restaurants in Greene County delivered checks recently totaling ore than $3,000 to support the efforts of nine local food panties. Magliocca Stores, dba McDonald’s, started with a donation to the Coxsackie Food Pantry as part of the restaurants grand reopening launch of their new modernized look and digital outdoor menu boards.

“We learned of the ongoing need food pantry organizations have for cash donations, which allow them to purchase significant amounts of food and supplies at the Northeast Regional Food Bank in Latham NY. We are fortunate that our restaurants have remained open during this crisis, allowing us to keep our employees and vendors working,” Magliocca said.

“As we launched our ‘Thank You Meal’ campaign, which supplied free value meal to local health care workers and first responders, we decided to look for an opportunity to help the increasing number of local families with limited or diminished incomes, who are being challenged to keep food in the house.”

Magliocca decided to identify and make donations to food pantries serving several communities throughout Greene County including Windham, Cairo, Athens, Coxsackie, Community Food Pantries, along with Community Action, Catholic Charities, and God’s Storehouse Food Pantry in Catskill. “We met with many of the food pantry’s dedicated workers and volunteers such as Vanessa Vogel of Catholic Charities Food Pantry, Nancy Clark of the Athens Food Pantry, and Carol Voeks of High Hill Food Pantry. All of whom talked about the need for monetary donations to support the increasing numbers of families they are helping during these trying times.”

A list of Greene County Food Pantries can be found at www.regionalfoodbank.net for services, donations, or volunteering.

Johnson Newspapers 7.1

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