Proceeds from the event will support the ongoing urgent food needs of area residents
MONTGOMERY, NY (June 21, 2023) – Plans are underway for the 2023 Clinton Street Car Show which will take place in the Village of Montgomery on Sunday, September 17 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This year, the event will benefit the Montgomery Food Pantry which serves the ongoing urgent food needs of residents in the Town of Montgomery and surrounding areas.
The Montgomery Food Pantry will receive all proceeds from the event including entry fees, donations, and more to help ensure area residents are not left hungry. The event marks a new community collaboration between the organizers of this popular longtime event and the Montgomery Food Pantry which has been serving the community for decades.
Event coordinators are seeking the support of area businesses and residents through sponsorships and donations. The Montgomery Food Pantry has established the Montgomery Food Pantry Fund at the Community Foundation of Orange and Sullivan to accept donations at https://cfosny.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/create/fund?funit_id=2485 until July 15.
Village of Montgomery Mayor L. Stephen Brescia said that the new partnership between the Village’s Clinton Street Car Show and the Montgomery Food Pantry is a perfect example of what can be accomplished by simply talking with neighbors and exploring new opportunities.
“Nearly ten years ago, the car show committee began its mission to create a brand and a very special annual event that is now recognized throughout the region,” said Brescia. “Having the food pantry benefit from this new partnership is the real success story for our community, particularly when food insecurity remains a significant problem.”
Montgomery Food Pantry Board Chair Judy Gridley said the Clinton Street Car Show will have a definite impact on promoting awareness of the pantry to the community it’s been serving for more than 40 years.
“We hope to make our community aware of our commitment to reconstructing the self-esteem, self-sufficiency, and dignity of our clients through nonjudgmental compassion and care,” said Gridley “Through food, financial donations, and our dedicated volunteers, we can provide not only sustenance but also hope to those we are honored to serve. As always, we are so thankful for the support of our community!”
All models and years of domestic and imported cars are welcome to participate in the show. Cars must be registered by noon on the day of the show. Registration is twenty dollars and parking spaces will be designated on a first come basis. Organizers expect up to 125 cars to be displayed on Clinton Street for the public to view.