Ontario County joins others participating in ‘Take 5 For New York Food Banks’ initiative

Food banks are working overtime right now.

Pantries across the region are working hard to keep families sustained during the pandemic, as millions remain jobless and without steady income.

Ontario County is taking part in a statewide campaign, which Seneca County already participated in, called “Take 5 for New York Food Banks.”

The Seneca County Board of Supervisors gave their April paychecks to food banks in the County.

While the Ontario County Board of Supervisors hasn’t donated any paychecks at this point, they are participating in the program.

“Over the past two months, there been a surge in demand for the service provided by our food banks and pantries and they have been performing yeoman’s work in keeping our most vulnerable residents fed and nourished during this challenging time,” Chairman Jack Marren said. “We are asking residents to consider donating non-perishable food items to their local food pantry or make a donation to FoodLink food bank and it will be used it to nourish our neighbors.”

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