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Pantry of Angels given AIM's Sunshine award

Jan. 6, 2015

The Pantry of Angels, a Lindley-based food pantry, was recently awarded AIM Independent Living Center’s Sunshine Committee Community Project Award.

The $100 award is presented three times a year to a cause that benefits the community. The Pantry of Angels was nominated for the award for the support it recently provided to an AIM consumer and her family.

The Pantry of Angels, which is a member of the Food Bank of the Southern Tier and received 2014 recognition for its services, celebrated its 10th anniversary in April of 2014. The pantry served 86 families this Christmas alone.

Currently, the pantry has 45 families that it delivers to on a regular basis. The Pantry of Angels primarily serves the Lindley, Caton and Addison areas, but it will help in extreme circumstances in outlying areas. 

The Pantry of Angels, like many pantries in the area, relies on donations from businesses, other non-profit organizations and individuals throughout the community. It conducts change drives at local convenience stores and receives donations through organized fundraising dinners at the Lindley Methodist Church, where the pantry is located. Currently, the pantry’s Board of Governors is looking into a bigger facility because the pantry is outgrowing its space.

AIM’s Sunshine Fund is an employee-driven monetary account. The Sunshine Committee chairwoman is Darlene Hawxhurst (left), who presented the Community Project Award check to Janet Shroeder, the coordinator of Pantry of Angels.