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Seneca County House of Concern kicks off Need to Feed Challenge

There is no better time than now to support the Seneca County House of Concern’s Need to Feed Challenge. Once a year a generous group of individual donors agree to set up a challenge fund to match individual donations. “This is a unique opportunity to give your donation an extra kick,” according to Rhonda Pollino, executive director.Trinity Episcopal Church in Seneca Falls helped kick off the challenge with a check for $4000 at a presentation held Wednesday, March 16th at The Holiday Inn in Waterloo during the Seneca County Chamber of Commerce Business after Hours. “The community has generously supported our fund raisers,” said Trinity Episcopal Church member Jan Caracillo. “As part of our outreach mission we feel it’s important to give back where It will do the most good. The House of Concern does that.” The church is joining with other local businesses, service organizations and churches to provide the challenge funds.In January of this year the Seneca County House of Concern celebrated its 47th year in service to Seneca County. The primary goal at the time of its foundation was to help neighbors in need, and that continues to be the goal today. The House of Concern is a food pantry, a clothing closet, a referral agency, and a safe place for people to go when they find themselves facing the sometimes difficult challenges that life can bring. The non-profit organization has been able to serve the community for such a long time because of support from the United Way, Foodlink, area businesses, organizations and churches, but also because of the incredible generosity and donations of the people who live and work in the area. Unfortunately, the need remains with the food pantry providing food for between 400 and 500 families every month. “There is still time for sponsors to join the campaign,” says Executive Director Rhonda Pollino. “You are only obligated for the amount you specify. The challenge continues through May 15th. Every donation of food (at $1 per can) or money received during that time period is counted towards our total. This is a challenge to see how much Seneca County can raise for the House of Concern. It is a way to get communities to be aware of the needs of their neighbors. It is a way to increase your donation.”Donations can be dropped off or mailed to: Seneca County House of Concern 33-35 State Street, Seneca Falls NY 13148. When writing a check or dropping off food items, indicate that you wish it to be part of the Need for Feed Challenge. Donations can also be made via PayPal online at houseofconcern.org. Please specify Need to Feed in Seneca County House of Concern – Feeding minds with knowledge, stomachs with food and hearts with hope.If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Rhonda Pollino at 315-568-2433 or email at director@houseofconcern.org.Members of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Seneca Falls presents the Seneca County House of Concern with a $4,000.00 check to launch the ‘Need to Feed’ challenge. From L to R: Larry Driscoll (Board of Directors), Rhonda Pollino (Director) Jan Caracillo (Trinity Church) Gregory Sarra (President, Board of Directors), Irene Ferrante (Trinity Church).

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