A day after the official last day of the Cary-Grove Fights Hunger campaign, organizers have raised $15,000 for the Cary-Grove Food Pantry, according to an email from campaign coordinator Cheryl Vaughn.
Vaughn said checks still are coming in for the third annual campaign, which ended Tuesday.
This year, organizers opted for a mail-in campaign rather than setting up numerous events to raise money because the events were too costly.
Last year, the campaign brought in $14,000. The first year, the campaign brought in $18,000. It costs about $7,000 a month to effectively run the food pantry.
To help benefit the campaign, the Cary-Grove High School Art Department donated proceeds from its annual Rising Artist Show. Students and staff raised $800, and that donation put the campaign over its $10,000 goal, Vaughn wrote.
“The community really stepped up and for that we are so grateful,” Vaughn wrote.
– Joseph Bustos