Cents For St. Susan’s Sees Record Numbers

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JAMESTOWN, NY (WNY News Now) – An annual community donation drive for Jamestown’s only soup kitchen raised a record amount collected this year. 

The two month campaign raised a record amount of $32,508 dollars. Comparative to last year’s almost $26,700 dollars. 

The Jamestown Board of Public Utilities takes the initiative every year to raise funds for the ever growing needs of the soup kitchen.

This year, the BPU’s Hot Dog Sale also raised a record amount for the St. Susan’s Center with $1,120 dollars.

We spoke to the Director of St. Susan’s Cherie Rowland on the importance of Jamestown’s only soup kitchen.

“We have seen an uptick of folks coming in,“ explained Rowland. “We are averaging about 245 people each day that we’re serving. It’s been awesome that we’ve had the support of the campaign for Cents for St. Susan’s.” 

Since the campaign began in 2000, the collection efforts have gathered a total of $340,119.54 for the St. Susan’s Center.


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