Lakeside Chautauqua’s living arts center, known as the Rhein Center, initiated a project this summer to help the Danbury Food Pantry during a time of urgent need.
The Danbury Food Pantry had its funding cut by 80 percent due to a change in the federal government’s funding formula. The Rev. Jeannine Dress, founder of the food pantry, reported that the new funding is now based on year-round residency instead of unemployment rates. Due to the fact that there are few year-round residents on the Marblehead Peninsula, the new level of funding does not meet the peninsula’s needs.