Food shelf grateful to community

To the editor: For many years, the Community Food Shelf, located in the Parish Hall of the Church of the Good Shepherd, has provided emergency or supplemental food assistance to serve hungry and disadvantaged people in the area. The food shelf is a volunteer organization comprised of approximately 30 people who perform the many tasks associated with operating and maintaining the food shelf. Each month, an average of 900 pounds of food is distributed to approximately 65 needy individuals and families. Strong community support in the form of food or monetary donations and periodic food drives continue to be vital elements in the operation of the food shelf. Recently, the Post Offices in Elizabethtown, Lewis and New Russia conducted a food drive and over 400 pounds of food was collected! Thank you to George, Margaret and Audrey for their work and thanks especially to each individual who provided donations. Thanks also to those who, throughout the year, leave food items at the churches, at the parish hall or provide the food shelf with monetary support. The generosity of the local community is responsible for sustaining this operation. Recent news articles note that in many communities throughout the country, this is not the case. We wish to express our grateful appreciation to everyone who in a multitude of ways provides the needed support to those in need. Terry Martin, Director
Elizabethtown Community Food Shelf

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