Published DateGILMANTON — Again this year, Alan Shawn Feinstein will be dividing $1 million among food agencies like the Gilmanton Community Church Food Pantry in Gilmanton Iron Works. Mr. Feinstein does this each year to inspire the public to donate to local pantries during those months in which food supplies and funds can run very low.
Feinstein's challenge is very specific and goes like this: between March 1 and April 30 any donations of food or money can be counted towards the challenge if they are designated as such by the donor. In other words, any money donated to the GCC Food Pantry must indicate in the check memo that it is for the Feinstein Challenge or if donating cash people must include a note stating it is for the challenge. All donations of food will be counted with each item representing $1. All donations received must be documented with the amount and the name of the person or organization making the donation.
This is the first year that the GCC Food Pantry has participated in this program.
Food donations may be of made at collection boxes located at the Academy Building in the Corners, at the Year Round Library and the Gilmanton School will also be collecting food items.
Donations can be made directly to the GCC Food Pantry during business hours which are: Monday 1–5 p.m. Wednesday 3-7 p.m. and Saturday 10 a.m.– 2 p.m.