Members of the Portage Food Pantry Board wish to express their appreciation for the $1,000 donation from the Sons of the American Legion. In accepting the money, board members expressed that it was given at a much-needed time. With high gas, energy, and food costs, coupled with the impending government cuts to programs aiding the less fortunate, they are anticipating a greater than ever need in the community.
The Pantry Board would like to thank the many churches, organizations, and members of the community who have offered their unfailing support in the past, and hopes that others will join in as the need continues to grow. Donations of food and health-care items can be brought to the pantry, located in the back of “New Vistas Educational Opportunities” Center at 5391 Central Ave., the first, third, and fourth Fridays of each month from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monetary donations, which are tax-deductible, can be made in the form of checks to The Portage Township Food Pantry, and mailed to Linda Roque, Financial Secretary, at P.O. Box No. 1582, Portage, IN 46368.