Edmore groups gearing up for 10,000-pound food giveaway


By Robin Miller • Last Updated 12:23 pm on Monday, November 21, 2011

Lions Club volunteers help at last year’s food giveaway.

EDMORE — Hunger is no longer a foreign concern.
Service group volunteers from the Edmore Lions Club and Christian Endeavor Youth Group recognize that people in the community are struggling to put food on the table. This is the second year these groups have joined forces to combat hunger.
Organizers of this year’s food distribution have doubled last year’s 5,000-pound food order and look forward to helping twice as many people.
A truckload of 10,000 pounds of free food will be given away at 6 p.m. on Dec. 7 outside the Curtis Building in Edmore. Funding for the food delivery was secured through a charitable contribution from the Maxfield family.
“In previous years, we distributed a boxed holiday dinner to about 45 local community members,” Lions Club member Rich Adgate said. “With the mobile pantry, we can now provide food assistance to over 100 families from the area. We want to thank the Maxfield family for the generous donation to help bring the mobile pantry back to Edmore.”
The mobile pantry food acquired through the Feeding America network will arrive on Dec. 7 in a dry refrigerated vehicle and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis in the parking lot of the Curtis Building, which is located at 209 Sheldon St. in Edmore.

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