Challenge will help restock Living Well pantry

Staff Writer
The Chronicle Express

The Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes is joining PYSTRONG Day and The Living Well to help commemorate the first anniversary of the flood in Penn Yan.

The foundation has issued a challenge in order to help replenish The Living Well’s pantry. The Living Well is working to collect 2,015 items to replenish its pantry inventory.

For the first 100 pantry items donated, Community Foundation donors will grant $1 per item. The next 100 items donated will receive $2 per item. The third group of 100 items donated will receive $3 per item and so on. The dollar amount gets larger as the number of donated pantry items grows. The goal is to restock pantry shelves and donate funds to help The Living Well continue to provide much needed services to the residents of Penn Yan and Yates County. The Living Well provided on-the-ground response to community members before, during and after the May 2014 flood. Volunteers worked tirelessly helping those in need. To donate items to the pantry, go to 121 East Elm St. in Penn Yan. Suggested “dry goods” include: dish detergent, laundry soap, toothpaste, paper towels and toilet paper.

Community Foundation of Elmira-Corning and the Finger Lakes, Inc. is a permanent source of charitable funds backed by a wide variety of donors committed to the social and economic health of the Southern Finger Lakes.