HACAP food boxes serve residents

By Xiomara Levsen, The JOURNAL


Supervisor and board chairman Richard Young gave some statistics on the number of people receiving assistance with food from HACAP during the supervisors meeting Tuesday morning.

Young attended a HACAP board meeting the week before, he said. Since April, 608 households have received Family Harvest Supplemental food boxes and Individuals served were 1,332.

?Which they ended up doing 816 boxes and 280 food vouchers,? Young added. ?The food boxes? value was $14,345.28 and the food vouchers? was $2,800 and that is what HACAP has done to help people since April, so there is a need, and if anybody would like to make donations to their food pantry they would greatly appreciate it.?

Over the weekend, the Boy Scouts went around Washington and picked up food items and donated it to HACAP, he added.

Washington County Public Health director Danielle Pettit-Majewski said when HACAP buys food through a food reservoir the money goes further getting food items than it would at a grocery store.

?What the value is and what the cost is might be a different number,? she said. ?I think it is a one-to 12-dollar conversion for every dollar that?s donated they can buy up to $12 of food.?

A mobile food pantry also comes to Washington the first Thursday of every month located at the United Presbyterian Church from 1 to 2 p.m. This will move inside the church due to the colder weather,