Letter to the Editor

Food Pantry volunteers thankful for support

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

To the Editor:

The Putnam County Emergency Food Pantry, board of directors and other volunteers thank the Putnam County community, churches, organizations, businesses, schools and DePauw University for their continuing support to the Emergency Food Pantry here in our county.

The Emergency Food Pantry served 3,403 households in 2017. Food for three meals for three days is given for each person in a household when there is need for assistance. We have households consisting of one person and as many as 12 persons.

The numbers for meals are very close to 104,526 for 2017. There were 207 new persons added to our numbers in 2017.

The donations are our only source of income. Having read the previous numbers, it is understandable the gratitude we feel to every source of donations. Serving these numbers requires a lot of food and money to purchase food.

The pantry is located at 309 E. Franklin St. in Greencastle and can be reached by phone at 301-4431. Hours are Mondays and Tuesdays 9 a.m.-noon. The mailing address is PO Box 423, Greencastle, IN 46135.


Putnam County

Emergency Food Pantry

Board of Directors

and other volunteers