Nearly halfway through a critical fundraising period, Care and Share is seeing a spike in contributions thanks to a national anti-hunger campaign.
Care and Share could receive up to $40,000 from the Feinstein Foundation, which provides a partial match for donations of money or food -- valued at $1 per pound -- that food pantries receive in March and April. That's typically a slow season at Care and Share, but executive director Dan Ward said people have donated more than $10,000 in March, plus plenty of food items.
"Right now it's looking good, a little better than we expected, really," he said.
There's still more than a month remaining, though.
Alan Shawn Feinstein will split $1 million among the hundreds of food pantries expected to participate this year. The money will be divided among agencies proportionally, based on how much they bring in, with each receiving between $250-$40,000.
For information about how to contribute, call Care and Share at 419-624-1411.