Thursday, December 21, 2023

Mahanoy City Elks Gives $6,000 Boost to Northern Schuylkill County Food Pantries for Holidays

The Mahanoy City Elks Lodge No. 695 recently donated $6,000 to Schuylkill Community Action Food Network to assist local food pantries in their venue during the holiday season. 

The funds were made available through a Beacon Grant secured by the lodge from ENF (Elks National Foundation) a charitable arm of the BPOE who funds projects with a mission to build stronger communities and helps fund projects to improve the quality of life in Elks communities.

The network distributed $2,000 for use at each pantry location in Mahanoy City, Shenandoah and Ringtown in the lodge's venue.

Pictured (L to R): Linda Fetter, Exalted Ruler and ENF Chairman; Jason Schally, Food Network Coordinator, Schuylkill Community Action; Sylvia Burke, coordinator, St. Vincent de Paul pantry, Mahanoy City; Denise Gehrman, coordinator, Shenandoah pantry; Susie Drukker, coordinator, Ringtown Valley pantry.