Christian Harness Horsemen’s Association to Partner with Food Bank of Central New York at Vernon Downs to Fight Hunger

August 15, 2013 at 9:29 AM

Food Bank of Central New York and the Christian Harness Horsemen’s Association are pleased to announce their partnership at Vernon Downs on Saturday, August 17.  During the races that evening, drivers have been encouraged to donate a portion of their driver’s fees to Food Bank of Central New York.  In addition, volunteers from the Food Bank will be on hand to collect monetary donations from racing fans as they enter Vernon Downs. 

This new partnership with the Christian Harness Horseman’s Association represents just one new aspect to the long-standing relationship between Food Bank of Central New York and Vernon Downs.  This new initiative is spearheaded by Rev. Dr. John Prescott, Chaplain for the Christian Harness Horsemen’s Association and horse trainer.  

Kathleen Stress, executive director of Food Bank shared this, “It is very gratifying to have support from the local community. Each dollar raised allows Food Bank to supply 2.3 meals into our service area. Thank you to Rev. Prescott and the Christian Harness Horsemen’s Association for their part in helping to feed the hungry.”

Food Bank of Central New York is a not-for-profit organization working to eliminate hunger through nutritious food distribution, education, and advocacy in cooperation with the community.  Food Bank serves as the primary food supplier for 261 emergency food assistance programs in 11 counties of New York State, distributing 13,420,441 pounds of food last year. Food Bank of Central New York is a certified member of Feeding America. Visit www.foodbankcny.org for more information on the agency and its programs.