40 Cans for 40 Days

                                                                                                                                                      Photo by Shari Harris
Richard Hofstetter, center, presented Donetta James, right, and Terry Snelling with a check and food gathered during the recent food drive by the Knights of Columbus.
Shari Harris

Friday, the Knights of Columbus presented the United Community Help Center with 200-pounds of food and a check for $750, gathered during the Knights of Columbus “40 Cans for 40 Days” food drive in Licking. Monday, the Knights of Columbus presented the Texas County Food Pantry in Houston with 80-pounds of food and a check for $800, gathered during their Houston food drive. The food pantries should each be able to purchase between 3,000 and 4,000-pounds of food with the donations.
Under the current economic hardships, area food pantries are more important than ever. Previous donors to the food pantries may be finding themselves in need of their services at this time. Anybody facing a food emergency can use the food pantries. Examples of a food emergency may be choosing between filling your prescription or eating, or perhaps paying the rent or eating. For the UCHC Food Pantry, call 573-674-4184 and set up an appointment on a Thursday or Friday between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m., or you can message them on Facebook. Once a month, they offer commodity give-aways as well. Paperwork must be completed to confirm eligibility for the commodity program.



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