Sodexo Senior Living at LutheranCare recently presented nearly 122 pounds of non-perishable food items and 218-dollars in cash to the Country Pantry.

The donations were collected from LutheranCare employees during Sodexo's Stop Hunger Food Drive.

The Country Pantry, now in its 40th year, serves those in need in Clinton, Clark Mills, Westmoreland and New Hartford.

The number of families served on a regular basis has risen substantially over the years, 165 families were assisted for the Thanksgiving holiday alone.

The pantry operates from the Church of the Annunciation on East South Street in Clark Mills and those in need of support are encouraged to stop in.