“Stop Hunger Challenge”
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Our goal this year is $80,000 in Food and Money
For many years the Feinstein Foundation has offered an incentive to pantries to collect funds and food during the months of March and April. The Feinstein Foundation has decided to suspend their challenge. The Midland County Emergency Food Pantry Network has been very fortunate to have anonymous donors come forward and offer incentives for donors to contribute food and money to EFPN during March and April. EFPN will receive checks from these donors in proportion to the total funds and food items received during the challenge period. Also, one of our supporting organizations will offer an incentive of 2% of the value of all food and money donated, up to a maximum incentive of $2000. All food and money collected from March 1 to April 30 will be counted for this “Stop Hunger Challenge”. Food items are valued at $1.00 per item. In addition, the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan is offering a 10% credit on our account for all money donated during this period. In 2015, we spent almost $121,000 with the Food Bank for food purchased for our regular program as well as the BackPack Buddies and Mobile Pantry programs. A credit would help us reduce this bill.
Our goal for this campaign is $80,000 in food and money. Please consider giving at this time. Donations toward any of our programs or specific pantries will qualify for the campaign. Monetary donations may be sent to EFPN, P.O. Box 2521, Midland, MI 48641-2521. Food donations may be donated to any of our pantries or to our warehouse location at 503 S. Saginaw Rd. If you would like to leave a donation at the warehouse, please call 486-9393 to arrange a time for delivery or pickup. Many of our supporting churches will be collecting at this time and you can continue to bring your donations to your church collection site. Check our website, www.midlandcountyefpn.org, to watch our progress towards this goal or to donate online.