100+ Women Who Care of the Greater Owosso area group met for their first meeting in 2017 on Monday, Feb. 13. Three nonprofits shared their need of monies with the women in attendance including Shiawassee Humane Society, The Clothesline in Laingsburg, and Shiawassee Hope LINC program (Lincoln Neighborhood Connection). The winner of the vote was the Shiawassee Hope LINC program which is a school based pantry set up at Lincoln High School.

The pantry will be only the second type LINC school based pantry in the state. Deb Baughman, a school social worker at Lincoln High School, was the presenter of the program at the first annual meeting for the 100+ Women Who Care group. She added, “Bridge cards will only supply food for 60 percent of the monthly food needs of a family of four. We are trying to make up a portion of that difference by starting the food pantry.” Baughman also stated that this food pantry will be open to anyone in need, not just Lincoln High School students and families. Lincoln High School students will be in charge of stocking shelves, manning the pantry, and helping to keep the pantry working and organized.

The 100+ Women Who Care group is estimating the donation amount to be $20,500 and will soon be presented to the LINC program in the near future. The group brings together 100 (or more) local women who care about local and community causes and who are committed to community service.

First Meeting of the Year for 100+ Woman was last modified: February 20th, 2017 by Karen Elford