The Allegan County Food Pantry Collaborative (ACFPC), a program of the Allegan County Community Foundation (ACCF), is kicking off the 3rd annual Soup-Tober soup drive that runs the whole month of October. The goal is 10,000 cans of soup – this sets the stage for the participating members of the Collaborative to provide soup and other pantry needs for families during the cold winter months
This year 14 members of the ACFPC are participating in the drive which is both being done in person and virtually. Pantries worked to identify local drop sites in communities all over the county. Those drop sites can be found on our website. Donations can also be made online.
All donations will be shared among the ACFPC members at the end of the month to help the pantries purchase soup and other pantry needs to aid the families in need this winter. ACCF Program Officer, Vicki Knuckles, shared that “Soup-Tober donations this year, whether in dollars or cans, will warm the hearts and tummies of many across Allegan County. There is always room for soup!”.
For more information about the Allegan County Community Foundation visit alleganfoundation.org
With the wisdom and foresight of Ethol Stone in 1969, the Allegan County Community Foundation was established with a $1.2M bequest. Fifty-three years later the Foundation is still assisting donors with their charitable goals. Pairing donor’s charitable intentions with the needs that exist in our communities is the unique privilege of a community foundation. The mission of the Allegan County Community Foundation is to positively impact Allegan County through financial stewardship, education and community partnerships.