The local community is coming together to help support residents in need of food during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Wayne County Community Foundation established the Wayne County Emergency Food Fund and is accepting donations to support the weekly food distribution as well as additional food purchases for the Wayne County Pantry Program and other nonprofits and churches providing emergency food in Wayne County.
To date, over 200 individuals and community groups have made donations to the fund. The Wayne County Children’s Christmas Bureau has joined with other local organizations to bring help to those who are in need. The Bureau has made a $5,000 donation to the Wayne County Emergency Food Relief Program. Vice President, Bill O’Neill said “ In this time of unprecedented need is an opportunity for the Bureau to have a meaningful impact on the community.”
The Honesdale Lions Club also made a donation of $2,000. Lion Dan Card said “Since the COVID 19 Pandemic moved across our Country and Community, the Honesdale Lions Club members were looking for a way to support those who have been most impacted by the devastating effects to our economy. After considering several different ways to do this, the Wayne County Emergency Relief Fund gave our Club the opportunity to fulfill our motto of “We Serve” by partnering with like-minded agencies to meet what has become a significant need in the community. This community has demonstrated great support of our Club throughout the years and we wanted them to know that we are here for them throughout this uncertain time.”
If you would like to make a donation to the Wayne County Emergency Food Fund, you can do so by sending a check to the Wayne County Community Foundation 214 9th Street, Honesdale, PA 18431 with “Emergency Food” in the memo or you can donate online: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/WayneCountyEmergencyFoodFund
To receive food, you must call to register and make your reservation for food pick-up. The registration process is easy, and it allows coordinators to schedule your pick-up at the location nearest your home, and to ensure enough food is made available. To register, please call The Wayne County Aging Office at Aging Office at 570-253-4262, or visit www.WayneCountypa.gov and click on the Wayne County Emergency Food Relief Application button.
If you are interested in volunteering, please call Kim at 570-253-5970 x1318.