Pizza Fundraiser to Benefit Lake Placid Food Pantry and Thrift Shop Construction

16 May Pizza Fundraiser to Benefit Lake Placid Food Pantry and Thrift Shop Construction

St. Agnes Catholic Church is organizing an Italian dinner and pizza fundraiser to help fund the construction of Lake Placid’s new food pantry and thrift shop. The event will be hosted by Mr. Mike’s Pizza in Lake Placid on Sunday, May 19 from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. 

The event aims to raise both awareness and money for the project. There is a suggested donation of $20 per adult or $12 per child which includes pizza and dessert.

The Lake Placid Food Pantry and Thrift Store board has begun to plan for the construction of its new building that will house both services. The current food pantry is located at St. Agnes Catholic Church, while Helping Hands Thrift Store recently closed after more than 32 years. 

The proposed site of the new building is located behind the Lake Placid High School student parking lot, offering convenient access for community members. The land, currently owned by the Lake Placid Central School District, will be transferred to the Town of North Elba, pending a public vote in June of this year. 

According to Board Chair Pastor Jim Koienig, the fundraiser is one way for Lake Placid community members to support the building project. “Our board of directors is proud to be part of a community that supports those who have fallen on challenging times,” he said. “We are excited about this project, knowing that it will be of great benefit to our friends and neighbors. I’m encouraging everyone to enjoy some pizza on Sunday and support this cause.”

Gluten free and vegan pizza will be available on Sunday; beer and wine will also be available at an additional cost. Meals can be eaten on location or taken “to go”. Donations accepted by cash or check made out to Ecumenical Food Pantry. All proceeds collected on Sunday will go directly toward the building of the new Lake Placid Food Pantry and Thrift Shop.

The food pantry and thrift store board of directors comprises community members, faith leaders, government officials, local foundations, and other community organizations. 

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