The Citizens Bank provided a double benefit to the community by participating in the Athens County Fair livestock sale. They purchased two swine and a goat, with the purchases helping three young sellers. Then they donated the meat to the Athens County Food Pantry.
Dan Neason, a Pantry volunteer, received a call from Pine Ridge Processing in Flemming,Ohio. “They had approximately 200 pounds of frozen meat donated from the Citizens Bank of Athens for the Pantry. “I’m always grateful when we get these donations. There is such a need in Athens County.”
Later, The Food Pantry received word that two anonymous donors had each donated a head of beef, for a total of 390 pounds of ground beef.
The Food Pantry typically serves about 400 families/1,000 individuals a month, delivering aid as boxes and bags of nutritious shelf-stable food. Frozen meat, such as these donations, are distributed when we have a donated or purchased supply. It’s an item that our clients value.