Community generosity continues with Stamp Out Hunger food drive

Submitted Photo Pictured are Patti Hemenger, Basic Needs Coordinator; Kenny Pantry, worker; and Bill Pantry, volunteer.

The Dunkirk Postal Letter Carriers did not let the cold damp and rainy weather stop them from collecting and delivering hundreds of pounds of food that the residents of the City of Dunkirk left out for the annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive this spring.

The Salvation Army Dunkirk Food Panty would like to thank the Letter Carriers and the residents of the City of Dunkirk for their continual support of The Salvation Army Food Pantry. The Food Pantry services over 100 families every month with food that averages 2500 meals. The Salvation Army Food Pantry is a Food Bank of Western New York hub, but it is the generosity of the community that helps maintain the pantry having full shelves.

The Salvation Army Food Pantry services all income eligible households in the Northern Chautauqua County region.

The pantry, located at 704 Central Avenue, is open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The schedule changes Aug. 15. The pantry accepts current dated, non-perishable food items all year long at the 704 Central Ave. location. Monetary donations can be sent to The Salvation Army Food Pantry, PO Box 272 Dunkirk, NY 14048. For more information, call 366-3704 or visit the Facebook page.