New York State Senator Michael Nozzolio recently held a discussion with representatives of the area food pantries and service organizations. The discussion focused on the problems that these organizations are experiencing in helping people provide for their family's nutritional needs. Senator Nozzolio pledged to work with the members of these organizations to help raise awareness on the issue of hunger in our local communities and to seek the community's help in meeting the increased demand for services.
Pictured left to right are: Beth Slater, FoodBank of Central New York; Betty Taber, Auburn’s First Love Ministries Food Pantry; Diane Hunter, Port Byron Community Health; Suzanne and Charles Norton, Auburn’s St. Alphonsus Food Pantry;¬ Capt. Dennis Cregan, Auburn’s Salvation Army Food Pantry & Sunday Soup Kitchen; Donald Harvey, and Nancy Sheffield, Auburn's Calvary Food Pantry CNY Inc.; Wayne and Donna Wolfgang, Union Springs’ Western Cayuga County Emergency Food Pantry; Annie Ockert, FoodBank of Central New York; Michael Grenier, Webster Community Chest; and Ellen Wayne, Geneva’s Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes.