After recently holding a highly successful candy bar fundraiser, the Associates of AAA Western and Central New York divided the proceeds among charities in Central New York. One of the agencies given a portion of the funds was Schuyler Outreach, a food pantry providing individuals and families in Schuyler County with a free three-day supply of food once per month.
In a ceremony held on Feb. 25th, AAA representative Stacia Maphis chose Schuyler Outreach to be the recipient of funds raised for their region. Ms. Maphis presented a check to Schuyler Outreach Director, Nancy Brand and the Program Coordinator for Schuyler Outreach, Jessie Ketter in the amount of $700.
Ms. Brand and Ms. Ketter both acknowledged the donation would go a long way toward helping Schuyler Outreach in its mission of getting food and other necessities to Schuyler County residents in need.
Besides operating as a food pantry at its main location in Watkins Glen, NY, Schuyler Outreach supports seven other food pantries in rural areas of Schuyler County. Each month, this network of pantries serves approximately 330 – 400 families and 1,000 individuals.