Washington County, NY - On September 14, 2023, a truckload with 24 pallets carrying nearly 39,000 pounds of food from the Bishop’s Central Storehouse in Salt Lake City, Utah arrived at Comfort Food Community (CFC). The donation was presented by Bruce McLaughlin, local President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
CFC Executive Director Amie Collins expressed her gratitude for the partnership saying, “We are honored to receive this generous donation from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This partnership will help us continue our mission of providing real and nutritious food to those in need in Washington County and beyond.”
The delivery included staples like rice, beans, beef stew, and canned fruits and vegetables for the food pantry. CFC, who oversees the Greenwich Food Center and satellite food pantry at Cossayuna, offers a safe and welcoming environment for members of the community to access real, wholesome food.
Serving nearly 175 households per week through their pantry services, CFC uses the power of good food to eliminate hunger, support the local food economy, and build strong, healthy communities. In 2022, CFC moved more than 500,000 pounds through its service area of Washington, Warren, and Saratoga counties.
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