Community Foundation for Perry County and Perry County Hunger Relief Fund Team Up to Fight Local Hunger
Community Foundation for Perry County Participates in 2019 4H Animal Auction at the Perry County Fair
New Lexington, Ohio – The county fair is an annual rite of passage, as 4H members see the culmination of a year’s worth of hard work and dedication to their project animals during the week-long fair. A highlight for 4H members and fair visitors alike is the annual 4H Animal Auction on the final day of the fair. The Community Foundation for Perry County (CFPC) joined the celebration once again this year when it supported the work of 4H students through the purchase of a hog at this year’s animal auction – which, in turn, contributed to hunger relief for Perry County residents.
Following the auction, CFPC had the purchased hog processed into one-pound packages through an in-kind donation from Cotterman Brothers Processing, and then delivered the meat to two Perry County food pantries. From the Thornville pantry alone, 33 families were able to access fresh, local meat.
“Hunger is an unfortunate reality for too many in Perry County, and the Community Foundation for Perry County is grateful to Perry’s 4H members for giving us an opportunity to address this important issue by providing high-quality food,” said Community Foundation for Perry County board member, Tony Fiore. “As CFPC continues to grow through the generous support of the Perry County community, we look forward to contributing more meat and better supporting 4H in the years to come.”
CFPC was created at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio to provide grants to advance charitable projects of benefit to Perry County residents while also establishing a collective resource for all those looking to support current and future opportunities through charitable giving. Serving the community across the areas of arts and culture, community and economic development, education, environmental stewardship, and health and human services, the CFPC also includes a Family of Funds that are focused on different aspects of the community’s quality of life.
One such fund is the Perry County Hunger Relief Fund, which supports hunger-relief organizations that provide direct services, as well as anti-hunger advocacy organizations serving the Perry County community. While the donation of pork from this year’s animal auction provided short-term resources to Perry County’s food pantries, the Fund aims to provide permanent support to Perry County, and additional support is always needed. Gifts to the Perry County Hunger Relief Fund and the Community Foundation for Perry County are tax deductible and can be made in many ways, including cash, bequests, and life insurance.
To support hunger relief efforts, you can mail donations designated to the Perry County Hunger Relief to the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio, PO Box 456, Nelsonville, OH 45764. Gifts can also be made online at www.AppalachianOhio.org by selecting the Perry County Hunger Relief Fund when donating.
For more information about the Community Foundation for Perry County and ways you can help fight hunger, please visit www.AppalachianOhio.org/Perry or call 740.753.1111.
About the Community Foundation for Perry County
In 2012, past and present Perry County residents created the Community Foundation for Perry County (CFPC) Fund at the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio. The CFPC was created to provide grants to advance charitable projects of benefit to Perry County residents. It also establishes a collective resource for all those looking to support Perry County’s current and future opportunities through charitable giving. More information can be found at www.cfpcohio.org.
About the Foundation for Appalachian Ohio
The Foundation for Appalachian Ohio (FAO) is a regional community foundation serving the 32 counties of Appalachian Ohio. A 501(c)(3) public charity, the Foundation creates opportunities for Appalachian Ohio’s citizens and communities by inspiring and supporting philanthropy. For more information about FAO, visit www.AppalachianOhio.org.