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Ann's Choice donates a ton of food

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July 1st, 2010

BUCKS COUNTY, Pa. (July 1) Summer is often the most difficult season for nonprofit organizations when it comes to donations. That s why Ann s Choice held its 3rd annual food drive from June 20 26 to support the Bucks County Housing Group, Inc. (BCHG). BCHG provides housing and related social services to homeless and low-income families. As part of its efforts, ' BCHG ' runs three food pantries strategically located throughout Bucks County (in Doylestown, Penndel, and Milford Square). Food is especially needed in the summer because children can no longer partake of low-cost school lunches, said Joan Greenberg. Greenberg cochaired the food drive, which benefited the Doylestown location, along with neighbor Jane Neiger; both are members of the Doing Good Committee, a service group supported by the Philanthropy Department at Ann's Choice. They asked for a variety of foods to be donated, and people living at Ann s Choice responded to the call with cans and more cans. Exceeding its one-ton collection goal, the ' Doing Good Committee ' presented the pantry with ' 2,396 pounds of nonperishable goods and $70 in grocery gift cards. We were overwhelmed with the generous donation from Ann s Choice, stated Kate Bianchini, coordinator of the Doylestown Food Pantry. Her location serves approximately 270 families and 1,000 individuals each month. Their resident volunteers were wonderful and well organized. Receiving consistent contributions from community partners such as Ann s Choice means a great deal.