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Week of giving to raise money for food pantry

The Butler County Community College Foundation will collect donations for the Pioneer Pantry starting Monday, Sep. 5. The group plans to distribute 120 meal boxes this year. Butler Eagle file photo

The Butler County Community College Education Foundation will celebrate two holidays on Monday, Sept. 5 — Labor Day and the International Day of Charity.

The foundation will promote the day of charity all week, by collecting donations to go toward the college’s Pioneer Pantry.

Mikayla Moretti, director of special events for the BC3 Education Foundation, said the foundation staff created the promotion last year to help provide Thanksgiving and Christmas meal boxes to the 400-plus students who receive food from the pantry.

“We expect to distribute 120 (meal boxes) this year, which will reach about 556 students and their families,” Moretti said. “This year we are promoting what $10 can do; just a $10 donation can supply an individual with mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, fresh bread and some turkey. A $30 donation can provide a family of two with the same thing and fresh ham.”

To donate to the fund, visit, or checks can be mailed to P.O. Box 1203, Butler, PA 16003. For more information on the week of giving, visit BC3’s website.

Moretti said people who donate $10 online will be entered into a raffle to receive a Visa gift card.

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