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Hillsdale PBA gives $1,000 to Helping Hand Pantry

Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot
Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot
Photo Credit: Cliffview Pilot

At a time when charities are getting fewer contributions, Hillsdale’s PBA Local #207 made Saturday’s “Town Day in the Park” memorable by donating $1,000 to the Helping Hand Food Pantry.

Jody Soluri of the Helping Hand Food Pantry and her children accept a commemorative check from Hillsdale PBA President Chris Donaldson

“Some may have the preconceived notion that a food pantry is for the homeless,” said PBA Spokesman Jeff Angermeyer, “but more often than not, [it] serves Pascack Valley families that are experiencing tough times —  like the working poor, those living paycheck to paycheck, and those hit hard by this economic downturn.”

In order to continue serving nearly 400 area residents on Monday nights and the first Saturday of each month, the operation needs donations, said PBA President Chris Donaldson, who presented the check in Beechwood Park.

“This donation is our way of ensuring that those in our community who need the support of the food pantry can trust that help will be there,” Donaldson said.


Also known as the Hillsdale Food Pantry, the facility on the grounds of United Methodist Church is a non-profit cooperative among the health departments of Hillsdale and Westwood and the Hillsdale Christian Churches — including the United Methodist Church, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church and the Pascack Bible Church.

Jody Soluri of the Helping Hand Food Pantry and her children accept a commemorative check from Hillsdale PBA President Chris Donaldson.

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