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Belleville Public Library Donates to Belleville Food Pantry

 

August 20, 2020

Photo courtesy of Bronna Lehmann

This spring, as many in Belleville faced economic challenges due to the pandemic shutdown, staff at the Belleville Public Library found additional ways the Summer Reading Program could support our community. Rather than seek donations, prizes were purchased from local businesses. Additionally, we challenged the children and teens to read 1,500 or 2,500 hours to have a $300 or $500 donation made to the Belleville Food Pantry to help those experiencing difficult financial times. In a normal year, this would have been a very achievable goal. Given the unusual circumstances due to the pandemic, it was decided to donate $500 even though the hours logged were only 55% of the target. The need is still there, and both library and patrons want to help. Thank you to all who participated - and we hope you had a good time reading this summer! For information on the Belleville Food Pantry, email the volunteers at foodpantry@villageofbelleville.com or look under the services tab at http://www.bellevillewi.org.

 
 

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