We're happy to share that we have raised our first one hundred
pounds of food through this past month! As we head into December,
we ask that you all please help us in collecting our next 100 pounds!
November marks the beginning 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 than us. We're extremely proud that all of our past food drives have been great successes.
The first two years of running 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 and celebrate George's memory and generosity.
I ask that you please help us reach our first goal of collecting at least 100 pounds of food to donate to help benefit the Wood Street Food Pantry, the First United Methodist Church of Bristol's Food Pantry and all those less fortunate than us. The holidays are one of those times of the year that we can reflect back and be thankful for all that we have such as family, friends, a roof over our heads and food in our kitchens.
According to Bucks County Housing Group's website, the people who utilize their food pantries are choosing between eating and putting gas in their car to go to work. Sometimes we all have it hard, but there is always someone doing worse off than us, so let's help them this upcoming holiday season.
Help us help these people 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 than us this
holiday season by stopping by the office and donating what you can!