Foundation helps fund Salvation Army feeding programs

PHOTO PROVIDED Pictured, from left, are Clinton County Community Foundation Board Member Yvonne Weaver; Clinton County Community Foundation Executive Director Dr. Phileshia Dombroski; Clinton County Community Foundation Board Member Michael J. Snow and Lock Haven Salvation Army Corps officer Capt. Daniel Johnson.

LOCK HAVEN – The Salvation Army of Lock Haven received a $10,000 grant from the Clinton County Community Foundation, which will be used for kitchen supplies and food, so the Salvation Army can continue its feeding programs.

The Salvation Army offers a food pantry every Wednesday that provides healthy options for clients and their families. Additionally, a specialized feeding program, which currently has 78 seniors enrolled, dispenses food packages to older adults. The Lock Haven center also runs “Kid’s Cafe” during after school hours to give children healthy, filling meals in an environment that teaches respect and socialization.

And the organizations provides lunches to those in need five days a week.

According to the 2018 U.S. Census, Lock Haven’s poverty rate was 39.9%, well over Pennsylvania’s 12.5%. The Salvation Army of Lock Haven strives to help community members who aren’t able to afford enough nutritious food for themselves and their families.

“The grant from the Clinton County Community Foundation will help The Salvation Army of Lock Haven continue to make healthy food available to the needy,” said Captain Holly Johnson, Corps Officer. “In addition, it will allow The Salvation Army to purchase new pots, pans, roasters, dish towels, and many other supplies for the kitchen in order to serve community members faster and more effectively. The feeding programs get continuous use, so new supplies will be a great help.”

The Clinton County Community Foundation focuses on being a positive force and providing philanthropy throughout Clinton County. The organization offers funding for many different groups in need, youth and the elderly being two of them.

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