In response to the continued need for food pantry services in Hillsdale County, the Hillsdale County Community Foundation YOUTH (Youth Opportunities Unlimited Throughout Hillsdale) are taking a “bite” out of hunger with their “Fill the Freezer” event held on Tuesday, July 26. The food drive supported local food pantries with $7,099.23 in donations of frozen and non-perishable food items, as well as personal care products.

The organizations that benefited from this drive included King’s Kupboard, Domestic Harmony, The Salvation Army, The Jonesville Mission and Waldron First Church of Christ Food Pantry. The YOUTH chose to sponsor this event because the members recognize the challenges that many families face with food insecurity and hope to alleviate some of the stress and suffering of those in our communities.

The Hillsdale County Community Foundation YOUTH was established in October of 1991.  The YOUTH Advisory Council has an ongoing program for studying the assets, needs, and concerns of the young people of Hillsdale County.  YOUTH has a special endowment fund, initially made possible by a challenge grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, to make available grant dollars to benefit and involve young people in Hillsdale County. Anyone wishing further information regarding the YOUTH may call the Foundation office at (517) 439-5101 or visit

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Mindy Eggleston, Program Director
Hillsdale County Community Foundation

(517) 439-5101,