March food campaign a ‘success’
Monetary donations to the New York Mills Food Shelf were up from March 2013, making this year’s March Food Share campaign a success.
Throughout March, the food shelf collected 2,331 pounds of food. On top of that, they collected monetary donations of $13,481, said Food Shelf Treasurer Connie Warner.
Although the total pounds of food collected was down by 238 pounds compared to last year’s campaign, the monetary donations increased. In 2013 campaign the total money donated to the food shelf was $11,461.
Although the food shelf purchases fresh products locally, much of the food they purchase is from a food bank, where they can buy food by the pound. Food banks like North Country Food Bank make it possible to stretch money even farther. Typically, food is sold 16 cents per pound. In essence, every dollar the food shelf has can buy $3 from the food bank. read entire story. . . .