For the 17th 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 2014.
The Rhinelander Area Food Pantry challenges local residents to contribute toward requirements for sharing in part of this grant. Only donations or pledges received from March 1 to April 30 can be counted.
These donations may include cash, checks and food items (valued at $1 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).
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 advisor, 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 more than 2,000 agencies nationwide.
To help the pantry meet this challenge, monetary donations can be made to: Rhinelander Area Food Pantry. C/o Associated Bank, 8 W. Davenport St., Rhinelander, WI 54501. Food items may be dropped off at the Food Pantry at 436 N. Brown St. from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday.
More information on the Feinstein Foundation can be found at www.feinsteinfoundation.org or by calling 401-467-5155.
For more information on the local campaign, contact Rhinelander Area Food Pantry Executive Director Guy Hansen at 715-282-5810.