Bucks County Opportunity Council Receives Grant To Expand Food Program

The Bucks County Opportunity Council (BCOC) has received a grant that will give a helpful push for the organization’s food program.

The grant comes from the Leo and Peggy Pierce Family Foundation and is worth $14,000. According to a press release from the BCOC, the money will be used to help transport donated foods among the county’s food pantry network. The donations come from BCOC partners like Wegmans, Applegate Natural and Organic Meats, Rolling Harvest Food Rescue and Philabundance.

We are grateful for the support from the Leo and Peggy Pierce Family Foundation,” explained Heather Foor, Food Program Manager at the Opportunity Council. “With the support of our partners including the County of Bucks, we have been able to serve more people than ever before. With this grant, we will continue this momentum and be better able to track the food donations as well,” she said in the release.

The BCOC helps to supply food to more than 60 pantries throughout the county and operates two Fresh Connect programs in Bristol and Ottsville.

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Erich Martin

Erich Martin attended Bucks County Community College for two years where he was the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Centurion, the college newspaper. Erich is currently attending Temple University in order to complete his degree in Journalism. Erich was recognized at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards in 2014 for general news. In downtime, Erich enjoys spending time with friends and family. Aside from spending time with family and reporting news, Erich loves getting engrossed in a great game, book, or movie.