The Clearfield County Charity Foundation is pleased to announce that more than $ 4,000 was donated by residents from communities throughout Clearfield County and other regions to fund special distribution to regional food banks and food related programs.
Responding to the economic impacts faced by communities and residents of the COVID-19 crisis, the board of the Clearfield County Charitable Foundation approved a special distribution for local food banks and other food-related programs.
All money donated to the CCCF Basic Needs Fund between April 24 and May 15 will be part of the distribution and additional funds donated previously will be added to the total distribution of $ 4,500.
The Charitable Foundation will distribute the available funds to food banks operated by Central PA Community Action in Clearfield, Curwensville, Philipsburg, Burnside / Mahaffey, Westover, Houtzdale, Osceola Factory, Karthaus, West Branch / Allport, and DuBois Ministerium Food Pantry and Safety Army DuBois.
In addition, funds will go to the Salvation Army in Clearfield, Living Bread Ministries, the Anti-Hunger Program operated by the Moshannon Valley YMCA which serves communities in the Philipsburg-Osceola area, West Branch and Moshannon Valley, and the Clearfield County Area Agency in the dining program for their clients who are more at home because of the COVID-19 crisis.
CCCF Executive Director Mark McCracken said, “The Charity Foundation Board recognizes that now is the time for strong communities to come together to help one another.
“On April 24, the council was authorized to make a short fundraising effort to raise funds to be combined with the money in our Basic Needs Fund to carry out special distribution to regional food banks and anti-hunger programs.
“The Amal Foundation is grateful to the people who contributed to this effort. As our area moves into the green phase and people’s lives are back to normal, we hope that these funds will help our community food banks replenish their supplies so they can continue to help those who need them. “
The Clearfield Charity Foundation’s board of directors made an annual distribution to the regional food bank and earlier this year released $ 3,900 before the COVID-19 crisis struck.
CCCF Board Chairman Kevin McMillen said, “Although we have released the annual food bank distribution, the council feels now is the time to increase and coordinate the distribution of other funds to help the community and our families through this difficult time”.
For more information about the Clearfield County Charity Foundation, please visit the website at www.clearfieldcharitablefoundation.org or see our Facebook page where information is shared about various funds, scholarships, grant programs and ongoing projects.
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