Donation to Trinity pantry will provide 87,000 pounds of food.

March 5, 2016

women who careNEW ERA — ​The Trinity Community Food Pantry was chosen ​March 1 by the Women Who Care of Oceana to receive personal checks from each of its members totaling $​14,000. The pantry serves up to 350 families per month 800 different families per year in Oceana County.  

​”The impact of this donation is truly significant,” said Food Pantry Director Mary Lou Huggins. “It enables us to not only provide more food, but also to enhance our food selection. A good share of our clients work, but are unable to make ends meet. This gives them a boost.”

The $14,000 donation will purchase approximately 87,000 pounds of food that would cost $180,000 if purchased at retail prices.

WWC members ​who gathered ​at the Open Hearth Grille in Mears heard about the great work of three area nonprofits, and chose this one. These latest gifts bring the total giving by WWC members to $161,000 since the group’s first meeting in June of 2012.

On the first Tuesday of March, June, September and December, the women meet for an hour, learn about three worthy causes serving county residents, and choose one that everyone agrees to support with $100 personal checks.

Membership, which currently totals 142​, is open to any woman who wants to be involved in this unique, joint effort to support Oceana causes. Students are welcome to join if they pledge to contribute $50 to the chosen cause at each quarterly meeting.  

The next meeting is Tuesday, ​June 7, at ​Gull Landing in Pentwater.​

For more information, contact Amy LaBarge at 313.268.2086, or visit Women Who Care.

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