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Food Pantries Collecting to Receive Feinstein Foundation Money

20 Mar News

Area food pantries are in the middle of a two month goal, which will be matched with a monetary fund.

For the 16th consecutive year, Alan Shawn Feinstein will divide one million dollars among anti-hunger agencies nationwide. The amount received is based on the amount received locally in the months of March and April 2013.

Only donations or pledges received from March 1st to April 30th can be counted. These donations may include cash, checks and food items (valued at $1.00 per item or pound) or pledges, as long as they were obtained as part of this challenge.

One million dollars will be divided proportionately among all participating agencies (a minimum of $250 and a maximum of $40,000).

In 2012, the Rhinelander Food Pantry received $356 while the Tomahawk Salvation Army Backpack Program received $273 and Open Arms Soup Kitchen in Tomahawk was awarded $258.

The Feinstein Foundation is a philanthropic organization started by Alan Shawn Feinstein of Rhode Island. He retired in 1996 from work as a financial writer and adviser, and now puts up the funds every year to challenge local communities to get involved and help their neighbors. Feinstein’s past $1 million challenges to fight hunger have raised a record $1 Billion for over 2,000 agencies nationwide.

More information on the Feinstein Foundation is available at: www.feinsteinfoundation.org