News & Notices

Town of Highland Awarded Grant from Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan COVID-19 Response Fund

April 28, 2020

Supervisor Haas and the Town Board are pleased to announce that the Town of Highland has applied for and been awarded grant monies from the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan (CFOS). Town Clerk Doreen Hanson applied for the $5,000 grant as part of CFOS’ COVID-19 Response Fund, with the goal of the Town to support the local Food Pantries as they experience an increased need from individuals and families impacted by the pandemic.

St. Anthony’s parish in the town’s hamlet of Yulan has been the designated pickup location for items donated by Sullivan County and the Federation for the Homeless. With limited supply and ongoing need, the grant money will support the continuation of the Food Pantry at St. Anthony’s, support the new little Food Pantry at the Eldred Congregational Church, and allow for the purchase of items to supplement the donations available. The pantries have been consulted for an overview of their needs, and the Town will utilize the grant awarded by CFOS to respond to them.

The Town of Highland community has responded selflessly to the call to support one another during these trying, unprecedented times. This grant award will continue that mission and help to ease the burden on many of our neighbors. The Board is ever grateful to the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan for their support.

Town of Highland Board