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37th Annual Hungerfest help for UCAP

by Minden Press-Herald

The Minden UCAP hosted its 37th Annual Hungerfest this past Thursday at the First Methodist Church where a plethora of desserts and baked goods were up for auction. The year also marks the 40th anniversary for UCAP in Minden, having been founded in 1984.

“We’re really excited to have this Hungerfest, and we have this awesome array of desserts and hams. This is one of our two fundraisers, and we just want it to be a big success,” said UCAP Director Charlotte Jones. 

The proceeds from these fundraisers go toward the program’s roughly $70,000 annual budget, which helps UCAP to fulfill various services for local citizens in need. Last year UCAP saw 497 food requests, 1,062 requests of clothing or household goods, spent $2,200 on rental assistance, and spent $59,368 on utilities, the biggest service UCAP provides locally. 

Tracy Campbell served as the auctioneer for the evening. The auction itself raised about $7,300. More donations came in from people who couldn’t attend, which brought the total to a little over $15,600.

“We appreciate all the people who come out, the bakers and people who made the goods, and the community for their continued support,” said Jones.

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