Despite the cold, rainy weather conditions, spirits soared high as food boxes were given to 156 families on Dec. 14.
The North East Clergy Council would like to thank everyone who helped to make this year’s Christmas Food Box project a success. The North East community reached out to 156 families and individuals this holiday season.
The North East Clergy Council would like to thank the following businesses for their generosity and support with donated items to help with the project: Schultz Farms, Burch Farms, Orton’s Market, The Door Inc., The North East Food Pantry, State Farm Insurance and Stetson Brothers Ace Hardware.
A special thank you to Sander’s Markets for helping to provide the meat vouchers that were included in each box and for ordering many of the products that were needed.
Special thanks to First Baptist Church for the use of its facility and for hosting this year’s project and a special note of appreciation to CMA Church for its support and assistance with every detail of this project from assembling, packing and distribution of food boxes. Also, for the outpouring of support and generosity from each of the 15 community churches who collected an assigned item for the food boxes.
Finally the NECC also wishes to thank all those who made monetary donations to this cause. Thanks to all of the volunteers for giving their time in preparing and filling the boxes, picking up food from area businesses and delivering food boxes to the families in the community.
Monetary donations continue to be accepted and can be mailed to The Episcopal Church of the Holy Cross, 51 W. Main Street. Checks should be made payable to “Community Christmas Boxes.”