Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes is hoping to raise money for the Geneva Community Lunch Program this spring by participating in the Feinstein Challenge.
Contributions made to the lunch program during the challenge period, which runs from March 1 through April 30, will enable the program to qualify for more funding through the Feinstein Challenge. Through this annual challenge, Rhode Island philanthropist Alan Shawn Feinstein distributes $1 million to hunger-relief programs throughout the country.
Each year the Geneva Community Lunch Program serves 15,000 meals to individuals in need in and around the Geneva community, according to Ellen Wayne, executive director of Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes.
"The program fills a significant hunger need in this community and is successful because of the generous support of individuals and businesses in this community," Wayne said. "Contributions made to the program during the challenge period have the potential to increase the reach of this program."
Contributions should be made payable to Catholic Charities of the Finger Lakes, attention Geneva Community Lunch Program, 94 Exchange St., Geneva, NY 14456.