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SCOULAR DONATION HIGHLIGHTS COMMUNITY NEED

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In the last year with food prices and inflation rising, food pantries are being strained more and more.  According to Lora Horton, the need outweighs the product. 
"Right now we are okay but we could always use more. With COVID money, we received monthly boxes of commodities. That money has run out, so now we receive them every other month. Last month we had 70 boxes prepared and ran out of them within the hour. 
In March, Scoular decided to step in and help  by holding a food drive locally as well as in Tribune, Oakley, and Goodland. They even held a contest. Scoular- Coolidge won. 
Ellie Katzer, representing Scoular, brought the donations to Syracuse on Friday. 
Boarders Inn and Suites donated bottles of shampoo and toiletries that can be given to those in need such as transients and those in emergency situations.
Lora Horton said, "Through the generosity of the community and donors like Scoular, donations like this are helpful toward the goal of helping those in need. It is appreciated!" 
How much does a box of food cost? 
A box at Christmas and Thanksgiving costs $50 to $60. Cactus Cares program delivers meat to the Hamilton County Food Pantry. 
"That protein from Cactus Cares really helps make providing food to many, a reality," said Horton.  
Volunteers and donations are always welcome. Contact the Extension office at 620-384-5225 with donations or questions. 
 

Pictured Left to Right - Ally Limon, Lora Horton, Irena Cruz, and Ellie Katzer/photo by Michele Boy

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