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Food Pantries & Ambulance Services collectively receive $15,500 in COVID-19 Support

GALENA, IL—This week, 7 food pantries and 5 ambulance service organizations in Jo Daviess County collectively received cash donations totaling $15,500.00 from Jo Daviess County Country Fair Charities, Inc., (JDCCFC) a not-for-profit organization with a mission to facilitate and assist charitable causes throughout Jo Daviess County. The donations were funded from proceeds raised by the annual Galena Country Fair event held annually on Columbus Day weekend at Grant Park in Galena.

Chuck Jackson, JDCCFC president shared, "Like others in our communities, we were looking for ways to support the important services offered by our local food pantries and ambulance organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The donations to our local pantries will help purchase food and supplies and hopefully ease the burden on county residents during this challenging time. We're grateful for the work being done by our local ambulance services and volunteers. This donation is intended to aid with the purchase of important PPE supplies, which will support our responders' efforts to safely deal with emergency calls."

Jo Daviess County food pantries receiving $1,500.00 per organization:

Bread of Life Food Pantry—Apple River

Caring Neighbors Food Pantry—Warren

East Dubuque Food Pantry

Elizabeth Food Basket

Hanover Township Food Pantry

Stockton Community Food Pantry

United Churches of Galena Food Pantry

Jo Daviess County ambulance services receiving $1,000.00 per organization:

East Dubuque Ambulance

Elizabeth Ambulance Service

Galena Area Emergency Medical Service

Stockton Community Ambulance

Warren Area Ambulance Service



Jo Daviess County Country Fair Charities, Inc. (JDCCFC): A not-for-profit organization with a mission to facilitate and assist Jo Daviess County charitable causes. JDCCFC awards grants yearly to Jo Daviess County not-for-profit organizations utilizing the proceeds raised by the annual Galena Country Fair event.

Galena Country Fair: One of Galena's most popular events featuring more than 150 vendors selling a variety of high-quality, original handmade arts, crafts and fine arts. Held annually on Columbus Day Weekend in Galena's Grant Park, the event includes food, live music, kids' games, a bakery, a wine garden, silent auction and raffle. The 2020 event is scheduled for October 10-11, 2020. For more information visit,

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