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Community Notebook

Portland Town Board to meet

The Portland Town Board will meet at 7 p.m. today in the town hall. The meeting is open with limited public. Masks are required.

Rural Ministry to distribute food Saturday morning

The Chautauqua County Rural Ministry received a grant from Nourish NY which runs from May 1 to Oct. 31. As part of the grant process, Chautauqua County Rural Ministry will hold a food distribution at the Route 5 Event Center, the former Moose Lodge, on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. until the food is gone. The distribution is limited to 150 households. Each family will receive a box of food as part of the distribution. Participants cannot pick up for other individuals. Attendees must wear a mask and observe social distancing. The distribution is one of several that will be held during the grant period. For more information, call 366-1787. The Chautauqua County Rural Ministry is United Way of Northern Chautauqua County community partner.

Rural Ministry seeks surplus food

The Chautauqua County Rural Ministry, 319 Washington Ave., Dunkirk, is seeking surplus food from farmers, small scale food processors, fruit/vegetable stands, dairy and beef farmers who may have surplus product. As part of the Nourish NY grant given to Chautauqua County Rural Ministry, the program runs from May 1, 2020, to Oct. 31, 2020. The ministry will financially compensate food providers for their product, which will be given to individuals and families in need of food assistance during the COVID-19. For more information, contact CCRM offices at 366-1787 and a questionnaire will be mailed. Chautauqua County Rural Ministry is specifically interested in fresh produce, dairy products, pork/beef products and other nutritious product. The Chautauqua County Rural Ministry is a community partner of the United Way of Northern Chautauqua County.

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