February 2018 NewsFlash

Greater Pike Community Foundation Grants Emergency Funds to Local Food Pantry

The Ecumenical Food Pantry of Pike County serves over 500 families struggling to buy groceries
in our community. As is often the case after the holidays, however, the Pantry is finding itself
struggling to satisfy the many requests for food during these cold months. Learning of this
dilemma, the Greater Pike Community Foundation approved an emergency funding request for
$1,000 to help make-up the shortfall.
“Even after the Season of Giving has drawn to a close, the Greater Pike Community Foundation
is here supporting causes that matter and people who care,” said Jim Pedranti, Board Chair of
Greater Pike.
Because of the emergency funding dollars, the Pantry will be able to reach out to local food
providers to keep their shelves stocked. Nancy Potter, Volunteer Director of the Pantry,
expressed her gratitude for ongoing community support, and noted that these extra special
commitments represent the spirit of giving in Pike County throughout the year.
The Greater Pike Community Foundation (GPCF) was created to enable generous individuals,
families and local businesses to maximize their charitable support through organized, targeted,
long-term community philanthropy. The Foundation provides a permanent and personal way to
give back to the region we love and have worked so hard to nurture and maintain. For more
information about establishing a fund in memory of a loved one, or to discuss how to realize
your charitable goals for the future, please contact Jim Pedranti at, 570-
296-6959 or visit our website at and
Pictured in photo from left to right:
John Esposito and Junior Zayed, Key Foods Milford; Nancy Potter, Ecumenical Food Pantry of
Pike County; Board Members Jim Pedranti, Maryanne Monte, and Rosann Kalish of the Greater
Pike Community Foundation

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