A mailing went out to area schools and businesses about the contest.
Shawnee State University students who participated in the Shantytown project collected 3,687 food and personal care items. Notre Dame students collected 521 personal care items. Wheelersburg High School collected 286 food and personal care items. And the New Boston Eagles donate 96 items.
During April, Potter’s House Ministries served more than 400 families in Scioto County.
The grand total for all donations during March and April was 12,806, according to Americorps volunteer Jodi Stanley. This qualifies the Potter’s House for a portion of the $1 million Feinstein grant to food pantries and soup kitchens involved in the challenge.
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