Wednesday, local organizations and citizens joined the Cache Valley Media Group in raising over $23,000 for the Cache Community Food Pantry’s new building. For 12 hours local radio hosts and community leaders broadcast a radiothon asking the community to donate money to help finish construction on the pantry’s new building.
After tallying up Wednesday’s donations, Food Pantry Director Matt Whitaker said the success of the radiothon was incredible.
“I just really don’t have a whole lot of words. I’m just floored by the response the community has given to us,” Whittaker said. “I’m speechless really. It’s going to put a huge dent in what we have left to come up with.”
Whitaker said the new warehouse will have better shelving plus larger freezer and refrigeration space to store more food and distribute it efficiently. It will also have a larger waiting room so people won’t have to stand outside. The pantry hopes to be operating in their new building within the next month.
Currently, the pantry helps provide food and other basic essentials to over 480 families a month from Cache, Box Elder, and Rich counties. People still wishing to donate can drop off money at most local banks and credit unions. Donations can also be made at the Food Pantry, 359 South Main in Logan, and at <a target=”_blank” href=”http://www.cachefoodpantry.com”>cachefoodpantry.com</a>.