JNP?To Take Part In Fight Against Hunger

Joint Neighborhood Project has been invited to participate in the 16th annual Feinstein Foundation Fight Against Hunger.

Alan Shawn Feinstein will divide $1 million among hunger-fighting agencies nationwide, using it to help them raise money in March and April. The more money and food Joint Neighborhood Project can raise, the more money will be received from the Feinstein Foundation.

“Cash, check and food items received from March 1 to April 30 will be reported,” said Patricia Perlee, JNP interim executive director. “All food items are to be valued at $1. Not only will the pantry benefit from the food, but we will also receive money from the Feinstein Foundation.”

The types of food needed are canned fruits, canned vegetables, shelf stable milk or canned juices, spaghetti sauces and pastas, canned stews and chili, macaroni and cheese, canned tuna, salmon or chicken, soup, peanut butter, jelly, cereal, instant mashed potatoes and minute rice.

The food pantry at Joint Neighborhood Project is a “pantry of choice.” The customers shop through the pantry, selecting foods for their families. The groceries to prepare more than 80,000 meals were distributed in 2012.

The food pantry is open Monday through Friday from 9-11:30 a.m. and on Tuesday evenings from 4:30-6:30 p.m.

Joint Neighborhood Project is located in the Immanuel House, 532 E. Second St., Jamestown and is a United Way agency.