MECHANICVILLE - MACSC (Mechanicville Area Community Service Center) has now passed the halfway mark to raise funds for fighting hunger. It has accepted the March-April 'Feinstein Challenge' which will end on April 30, 2014. The A.S. Feinstein Foundation is making $1,000,000 available. This amount will be awarded proportionately to not-for-profit agencies, which increase donations for fighting food hunger. Donations include: food, checks, cash and pledges. If MACSC's donations show an increase our food pantry could receive an award up to $35,000. Today, there is a growing food crisis going on in many parts of our country. And the Mechanicville area is no different. Many people are on limited income and are at risk of going hungry. This may be because of job loss, working fewer hours, medical expense; rental hikes, heating costs and other vital expenses. We also have a large number of residents who were regular donors to our food pantry and now need help. If you plan to donate to this drive, which is honoring Margaret Mehan, you should DO IT NOW. Checks should be made payable to: MACSC and mailed to: Holly LaTorre, MACSC. 6 South Main St, P.O. Box 30, Mechanicville, NY 12118. Your donation offers a double benefit. It will help keep Margaret Mehan's giving spirit alive as well as helping to fight hunger in the Mechanicville area.