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COVID-19 Pandemic Leaves Food Pantries In Sullivan County In Need

Sullivan County Legislature Chairman Robert Doherty, left, and District Attorney Meagan Galligan display just a few of the items they donated on May 18 to the Shepherd’s Pantry at the White Lake Reformed Presbyterian Church
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Sullivan County Legislature Chairman Robert Doherty, left, and District Attorney Meagan Galligan display just a few of the items they donated on May 18 to the Shepherd’s Pantry at the White Lake Reformed Presbyterian Church";

Sullivan County officials are encouraging residents to donate food and funds as the COVID-19 pandemic leaves many struggling to meet basic needs.

Sullivan County Legislature Chairman Robert Doherty and Acting District Attorney Meagan Galligan have been donating boxes of groceries to pantries and conducting outreach efforts spanning Monticello to Narrowsburg, White Lake to Barryville. Doherty says the situation has become dire in many parts of the county. Galligan says local food pantries have reported that the same kind of supply-chain disruptions many have noticed at local grocery stores are affecting their ability to source items for those in need.

Residents interested in helping can contact the County’s Emergency Assistance Center at 845-807-0925 or their local food pantry. Sullivan County maintains a full list of food pantries at www.sullivanny.us/Departments/HealthandFamilyServices.

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