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LETTER: Thanks from local food pantries

— LETTER: St. Joseph the Worker and Immaculate Heart of Mary Food Pantries would like to thank those who support our food pantries and our goal to eliminate hunger in our community. There was a U.S. Postal Service food drive that took place this spring. The Liverpool community responded with overwhelming generosity. We also have food drives at Nichols Grocery Store in Liverpool. Although we regularly thank Nichols we really need to thank the people who donate at the food drives.

Our food pantries are ecumenical pantries and we serve the greater Liverpool area. With the donations we help to feed people in need in our community. We regularly accept donations from other churches and community organizations as well as through food drives at local stores.

In the spring there was a U.S. Postal Service food drive. We never expected the volume of food that we received. We were given approximately 425 cases of food. It took us two weeks to sort out the food we received and less time to distribute it to families in need.

Nichols Grocery Store is one of the places we do food drives. Nichols and their staff have always been accommodating to our needs. However the people who support us at the food drives are the individuals that give us donations during the food drive. We would like to thank them for their support.

Our pantries average approximately 275 families a month for food. Without the continued support of the people in our community we couldn’t serve the people who use our pantries. We want to thank everyone for their generosity and continued support.

JENNIFER B. WOODBURN, DIRECTOR OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT, ST. JOSEPH THE WORKER CHURCH

TERRY LACY, OUTREACH DIRECTOR, IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY CHURCH

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