November marks the start of our yearly Holiday Food Drive here at the office. Each year, since 2008, we have collected hundreds of pounds of food, along with monetary donations, to help those less fortunate. We're extremely proud that all of our past food drives have been great successes.
The first two years of our food drives, one of our patients, George Sabo III, showed tremendous generosity contributing nearly half of the food donated by himself! Sadly, George lost his battle with Hodgkin's Disease in October, 2010. Since then, we've renamed our Holiday Food Drive in his honor to celebrate George's memory and generosity.
We ask that you please donate what you can between now and the end of the year. All donations will be split between the Wood Street and First United Methodist Church of Bristol's food pantries here in town.
The holidays are one of those times of the year that we can reflect back on and be thankful for all that we have such as family, friends, a roof over our head and food in our kitchens. According to the Bucks County Housing Group, the people who utilize their food pantries, and others in the area, are choosing between eating and putting gas in their cars to go to work.
We all have it a little hard sometimes, but there are many people out there facing hardships who are, unfortunately, worse off than us. Let's do what we can to help them this upcoming holiday season.
Help us help those less fortunate by stopping by the office and donating what you can!
Some of the ideal foods for donating are: canned goods, microwave meals, soups, powdered milk, rice,
cereal, peanut butter, jelly, fruit juice, baby foods, pasta, applesauce and fruit cups. Everyday toiletries
are also great donations that many people don't think of when donating to food pantries as well.
For those who cannot donate a canned good, we will also be accepting monetary
donations as a $1 donation to a food pantry can provide up to 4 pounds of food!
Once again, please help us help those less fortunate this holiday
season by stopping by the office and donating what you can!