Nov
21

Be Thankful Food Drive

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As we are preparing for a wonderful Christmas holiday with family and friends we should take a minute to remember that not everyone will be able to have a bountiful feast.  Our “Be Thankful” FOOD DRIVE is one way we can help.  We have selected the Bethlehem Food Pantry of the First United Methodist Church of Roanoke Rapids as our benefactor.  We will be collecting food items through Dec 21.  We challenge you to help us reach our goal of at least 25 bags of the twelve food items listed below.

Here are a few facts about this ministry and the items they particularly need.

The Bethlehem Food Pantry

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Did you know that from April 7, 2009 to December 22, 2010:

We have helped a total of 805 families in the Roanoke valley?

These families consist of 2024 individuals, including 647 children under the age of 18?

These families also include 239 seniors over the age of 62. In 2009 we served 240 families averaging 58 per month.

In 2010, we gave 2403 bags of food to 719 hungry families in great need, averaging 200 per month.

This past year, The Panty has distributed $27,109 worth of canned/dry food, plus hundreds of donated items to our clients
The present cost per family is approximately $11.  Each family receives 1 bag of food consisting of:

1 box of cereal

1 can of spaghetti sauce

1 box of spaghetti

3 cans of vegetables

1 can baked beans

1 box of saltine crackers

1 can of fruit

1 jar of peanut butter

1 box of Mac & cheese

1 6-pack Ramen Noodles

Other non-perishable will also be accepted.

Thank you for your contributions!

Wishing you a very joyous holiday!

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