The Dungannon Development Commission,
Inc. participated in the Allen Feinstein Foundation’s matching
grant program for it’s Food Bank during the months of March and April.
All donations, whether monetary or non-perishable food items, was
allowed for match by Mr. Feinstein’s funds. This foundation is anchored
in Rhode Island, where Mr. Feinstein, a multi-millionaire resides, but
is available for anti-hunger programs all over the United States. Each
year Mr. Feinstein gives away $1 million to fight hunger in the US. The
2008 campaign was the 3rd year that the DDC had participated in the grant
program. All Scott County community organizations, churches, etc. was
urged to conduct a food drive or special fund-raiser to be held during
the months of March and/or April to be given to the Food Bank at DDC.
The DDC Food Bank serves residents from all areas of Scott
County, with a total of 65 homes being served. These families receive
a parcel of food once each month which consists of a variety of canned
goods, frozen items, drinks and other items. DDC also gives emergency
help, as supply allows, to residents who find themselves in a "hard
Students from Fort Blackmore Primary donated over 200 cans of food to the Dungannon Development Commission, Inc. Food Bank Project Pictured to the right are the top five students that brought in canned goods for the food drive. They are Kennedy Hahn, Tyler Darnell and Gavin Hall and the back row: Haley Brickey and Taylor Darnell.
The Staff and Board of Dungannon Development Commission, Inc. sincerley appreciated the donation from the school. The students donation was matched as the Dungannon Development Commission, Inc. participated in the Allen Feinstein Foundation matching program.