Lakeside Chautauqua donates to the Danbury Food Pantry

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.


St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry relocating

After being located at the Knights of Columbus Hall for the past eight years, the St. Vincent DePaul food pantry will be moving to 301 W. 2nd Street, Port Clinton.  The new location is adjacent to the Portage Resale Center.  Ann Heckerd, St. Vincent DePaul president said that the move would help the organization better serve the needs of its clients and will take effect on June 28.

St. Vincent DePaul has operated a food pantry in Port Clinton since 1984.  It began in a garage located at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and later moved to the basement of the church’s school.   With the need for more space, the organization moved to the Knights of Columbus Hall in 2006.  At the present time, the food pantry provides food for 150 to 175 families and seniors each month at their food pantry.

The food pantry depends on various churches, organizations, individuals and businesses for donations. “The Port Clinton Kiwanis Club, the Knights of Columbus, and First Energy have been especially generous.” said Ms. Heckerd.  Food is either purchased from or donated by the Northwest Ohio Food Bank, Seagate, Aldi, and Kroger.



Marblehead K of C donates to Danbury Food Pantry

The St. Joseph/Marblehead Knights of Columbus raised $1000 for the Danbury Food Pantry with their Clambake fundraiser that was held last October.
Standing in the background are members of Council 12224. Standing in the front row (left to right) are St. Joe K of C Chaplin Fr. Dan Ring & Grand Knight Rich Kuluga. Seated (left to right) are Jan Hirt & Janine Dress of the Danbury Food Pantry.

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