WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. – Catholic Charities’ would like to thank our local businesses, volunteers and donors for their tremendous support in raising funds for our Schuyler Outreach Food Pantry! Due to incredible support, we were able to raise $3,454 at our Annual Fisherman’s Breakfast on April 1.

Nancy Brand, Director of Schuyler Outreach states, “The men and women of the Montour Moose Lodge #426 have taken great interest in the services provided by Catholic Charities of Schuyler County and have been overwhelming supportive of our work. They have requested Catholic Charities’ Staff to present our programs, services, successes and needs to its members on numerous occasions. I believe the continued growth of their support is due to the increased awareness, their hands-on assistance at events and the successes of the collaboration of the Moose members and Catholic Charities’ Staff. In addition to hosting our Annual Fisherman’s Breakfast, they also adopt multiple families for Christmas, host outerwear and back to school supplies drives on site, make regular donations and even host their own event, The Moose Rider’s Ride in June that raises money and food for our food pantry. Many of their members have become advocates, volunteers and great supporters as well.  Because our mission statements go hand in hand and many of the members understand that the need is increasing, they have become one of the biggest supporters of Catholic Charities.  Our Agency cannot thank the Montour Moose enough for their support. We look forward to the continued collaboration fighting the battle against poverty and hunger in our county.”

Mike Donnelly, Administrator of The Montour Moose agrees, “Our Mission is to support the community and the one Charity that we know needs the most help because of the changing times, is Schuyler Outreach Food Pantry.”

With the community’s help, Catholic Charities will be able to supply families in need with 11 tons of food! Through the gifts, time, and support of our local community, together, we are fighting the effects of poverty in Schuyler County.

For additional information about Schuyler Outreach, or becoming a volunteer, please contact Catholic Charities of Schuyler County at 607-535-2050.