County legislators highlight hunger awareness, Sheriff’s Week in September

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 6 September 2016 at 3:28 pm


ALBION – The Orleans County Legislature issued a proclamation declaring September as “Hunger Action Month.” Legislator Don Allport, left, reads the proclamation with, from left: Annette Finch, community service director for Community Action of Orleans & Genesee; Phil Shippers, director of member programs & services for Foodlink; Morgan McKenzie, member services manager for Foodlink; and Legislator Ken DeRoller.

Shippers said Foodlink has provided 737,000 pounds of food to residents in Orleans County. Community Action has a year-round food pantry and other emergency services for residents.


County legislators also issued a proclamation for “Sheriff’s Week” from Sept. 18-24. Legislator John DeFillipps reads the proclamation while joined by Sheriff Randy Bower and Legislator Lynne Johnson. Bower said his office has several activities planned for the week.