The Williston Chowder Challenge will benefit the Williston Community Food Shelf and the Williston Police Officers’ Association.
In 2012 The Williston Community Food Shelf saw 2,710 family visits equaling 7,623 total individuals. This is a increase from 2011 and they are now averaging about 226 family visits a month! In the first three months of 2013 they have served 701 families; 2,002 people. Of those people, 665 were children.
The Williston Police Officers’ Association is a non-profit organization that uses monies to make annual donations to The American Cancer Society, The Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run, and the Williston Respite House. The Association also provides its members with gifts for special events such as births or in times of mourning or health/medical issues. These gifts include teddy bears, flowers, cards, fruit baskets and monetary donations to help curb the costs associated with extensive medical issues.