Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's slightly damp Walk Against Hunger. Your efforts have made it possible for us to continue to serve the folks who come to our doors every day.
The final results are in - 26 teams and over 100 walkers raised a total of $34,145.53 on behalf of St. Vincent de Paul Middletown. Of this amount, FoodShare presented a check to Executive Director Ron Krom last week for $27,316.42 - our share of the money raised that comes directly to Middletown to help the people we serve. We also received a few direct sponsorships that added another $1,075 to our proceeds. The net result for this important fundraiser is $28,391.42! (This represents $261 more than in 2015.)
And what perfect timing!
We are now in the summer months - that time of year when we struggle to keep up with the demand for food in our Amazing Grace Food Pantry and Soup Kitchen. We distribute more food and serve more meals in the summer months, yet the donations drop significantly.
DON'T FORGET - DONATIONS OF FRESH PRODUCE ARE WELCOME ALL SUMMER.