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Williamson Food Pantry
The Williamson Elementary School mobile food pantry at St. John’s, Youngstown received the United Way Dedicated Service Award at the United Way Banquet in April. St. John’s partners with the First Presbyterian Church of Youngstown and puts together a pantry where families from the elementary school can get good food once a month. Partnering with Giant Eagle so that fresh food can be provided, the panry is set up like a grocery store so people can choose which food items they want and/or need. Every month there is a drawing to give away a kitchen appliance and everyone who attends is entered for a chance to win. They make sure to stock child-friendly snacks and include a child-friendly recipe for each family. At the first event of the school year, everyone in attendance who needs a can opener is provided with one.