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Huntingdon Food Pantry recently received a significant donation to assist them in renovations of their newly acquired facility, the former service station on Penn Street at 7th and 8th Streets.

The Trustees of the Huntingdon County Foundation voted to use the Dave Goodman Endowment Fund for food pantry donations, so on June 15 they were ready to make a $4,000 donation to the food pantry.

Upon learning that the foundation was using Dave Goodman Endowment Fund funds for the food pantry, Jim Goodman, president of DC Goodman & Sons, also decided to contribute $4,000 to the food pantry for the construction project, according to John Eastman, treasurer. .

The Huntingdon Area Food Pantry has helped thousands of citizens address food insecurity for over 39 years,” said Eastman. “This repurposed service station will provide a much larger and more affordable facility for volunteers to carry out their important mission.

Foundation members, including Board President Larry Newton and Eastman, also received a tour of the facility from Food Pantry CEO Gene Figley.

Susan Benton, board member of the Huntingdon Food Pantry, said she is thrilled with the place and the potential it brings.

“We are happy for the volunteers because there are no more stairs,” she said. “There will be simple unloading and loading. It will also be very easy for our customers so they don’t have to go up and down stairs to get what they need.

“There’s also more space, and it’s more accessible to people who really need it,” Benton added.

Benton added that many organizations and individuals have joined in to help with the refurbishment of the new facility to make it one that serves the needs of the community as well as volunteers.

Jean Feegley, a food pantry administrator, noted that they are halfway through their goal of donating for the new building, and the donations are helping a lot.

As for where they are in the renovation process, Feegley said they are still in the early stages of getting the building ready for renovation, but they hope to begin renovations sometime next month.

The Penn Street site will have space for food storage and distribution, customer reception and office space, while the adjoining property will feature delivery space for larger food items.

Eastman said they hope other organizations will help the food pantry in this venture.

“The Huntingdon County Foundation and DC Goodman & Sons would like to invite other businesses and individuals to join in support of the Huntingdon Food Pantry,” he said.

Huntingdon Food Pantry recently received a significant donation to assist them in renovations of their newly acquired facility, the former service station on Penn Street at 7th and 8th Streets.

The Trustees of the Huntingdon County Foundation voted to use the Dave Goodman Endowment Fund for food pantry donations, so on June 15 they were ready to make a $4,000 donation to the food pantry.

Upon learning that the foundation was using Dave Goodman Endowment Fund funds for the food pantry, Jim Goodman, president of DC Goodman & Sons, also decided to contribute $4,000 to the food pantry for the construction project, according to John Eastman, treasurer. .

The Huntingdon Area Food Pantry has been helping thousands of citizens solve food insecurity for over 39 years,” Eastman said. “This repurposed service station will provide volunteers with a much more spacious and accessible space to carry out their important mission.

Foundation members, including Board President Larry Newton and Eastman, also received a tour of the facility from Food Pantry CEO Gene Figley.

Susan Benton, board member of the Huntingdon Food Pantry, said she is thrilled with the place and the potential it brings.

“We are happy for the volunteers because there are no more stairs,” she said. “There will be easy unloading and loading. It will also be very easy for our customers so they don’t have to go up and down stairs to get what they need.

“There’s also more space, and it’s more accessible to people who really need it,” Benton added.

Benton added that many organizations and individuals have joined in to help with the refurbishment of the new facility to make it one that serves the needs of the community as well as volunteers.

Jean Feegley, a food pantry administrator, noted that they are halfway through their goal of donating for the new building, and the donations are helping a lot.

As for where they are in the renovation process, Feegley said they are still in the early stages of getting the building ready for renovation, but they hope to begin renovations sometime next month.

The Penn Street site will have space for food storage and distribution, customer reception and office space, while the adjoining property will feature delivery space for larger food items.

Eastman said they hope other organizations will help the food pantry in this venture.

“The Huntingdon County Foundation and DC Goodman & Sons would like to invite other businesses and individuals to join in support of the Huntingdon Food Pantry,” he said.

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