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Sturgis Trust continues long history of giving to local citizens

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Established in 1981, The Roy and Christine Sturgis Charitable and Educational Trust is continuing its stated mission to support and promote quality educational, cultural, human services, and health care programming for all people.

Through a substantial monetary gift, the trust has helped enable the Clark County Ecumenical Food Pantry to continue serving families a box of nutritious food on a monthly basis.

The nonprofit food bank relies on donations of both food and monetary giving in order to help families avoid hunger. The pantry served 3,832 boxes of food in 2022. All signs point to that number being even larger in 2023.

The generosity of the trust will make it possible to continue helping local families by providing a monthly healthy box of food. This often represents a way for those adults to feed themselves and their children until the next paycheck arrives. Inflation has increased the cost of food not only for the families who shop in stores, but also the nonprofits who must purchase food to give away. This generous gift will allow the pantry the funds to keep offering help to those who need it.

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