Martin’s shop­pers aid Ray of Hope

100 hunger re­lief agen­cies will re­ceive aid

Cecil Whig - - LOCAL - WHIG STAFF RE­PORT

— Martin’s Food Store re­cently an­nounced its Bag Hunger cam­paign re­sulted in a $2,876 do­na­tion to Ray of Hope Mis­sion Cen­ter.

RIS­ING SUN

The Ris­ing Sun store will be pre­sent­ing a check to the Port De­posit min­istry. Ray of Hope Mis­sion Cen­ter aids in­di­vid­u­als who re­side in western Ce­cil County, of­fer­ing short-term as­sis­tance to those who are un­em­ployed or need emer­gency as­sis­tance, and long-term as­sis­tance to those who are el­derly, disabled or work­ing and need sup­ple­men­tal help.

The an­nual Martin’s fundraiser, which in­vites cus­tomers to make a do­na­tion at check out, raised more than $630,000 in March to be dis­trib­uted to 100 hunger re­lief agen­cies in com­mu­ni­ties where Martin’s stores are lo­cated.

In 2015, Martin’s stores and its cus­tomers do­nated $12.3 mil­lion in re­lief to the hun­gry.

CE­CIL WHIG FILE PHOTO

Ray of Hope Mis­sion Cen­ter near Port De­posit serves western Ce­cil County.

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