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Food Pantry grateful for community support

February 15. 2013 2:53PM
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Thank you to all who helped make the Greater Pittston Food Pantry‚??s fourth annual Christmas Turkey and Trimmings Giveaway a success.
This year, 405 low-income families received turkeys, trimmings, milk, fresh fruits and vegetables along with winter coats, hats, gloves and scarves.
This was made possible by an enormous group effort on the part of our community. As head of The Care and Concern Ministries, Monsignor Bendik, pastor of St. John the Evangelist Parish, allows the food pantry to use the former Seton Catholic High School facility.
In addition to the 23 dedicated volunteers who serve the pantry 52 weeks a year, the pantry received support from 20 additional volunteers, including the Pittston mayor and chief of police.
The day‚??s bounty was donated by The Commission on Economic Opportunity, Blue Ribbon Dairy, an anonymous produce provider, local schools, churches, social organizations, private donations, Girl Scout and Boy Scout troops, businesses and hose companies.
The Kids Clothes Closet offered children‚??s winter outerwear.
It was a joyful day! Many of the stories of the low-income families are heartbreaking but their gratitude is heartwarming.
Thanks to all who help us live our mission ‚??to love and serve the Lord and one another.‚?Ě
Anyone living within the 15 towns that comprise the Pittston and Wyoming areas who is in need of food should call 654-9923.

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