A new tool helps fight stubborn foe
by Joel Brown, Globe Correspondent
Hunger is on the rise in Essex County, and so is the urge to help.
The new Essex County Hunger Relief website, www.essexcountyhungerrelief.org, connects those in need with local food pantries, and shows donors and volunteers places where they can contribute.
Area antihunger organizations “are all seeing this huge increase in need,’’ said Julie Bishop, vice president for grants and services at the Essex County Community Foundation, the Danvers-based organization that created the site. “People who had been donors are coming to be clients.’’
The easy-to-use site puts information about the area’s 60 sources of food assistance in one place. The Find Food page provides the location of the nearest food pantry, as well as such information as hours and residency requirements. Read more...