Lord’s Cupboard thanks community
To the editor:
The board of directors and staff of the Lord’s Cupboard of Jefferson County would like to thank the community for contributing to the success of the annual Christmas Box program. We are truly grateful to the countless volunteers who helped and to live in such a supportive community.
We would like to thank all those who contributed time, talent, and treasure, including First Church of the Nazarene for allowing us to use their facility to package and distribute the food boxes. Connelly Inc. for the use of trash receptacles and providing daily service; Creative Edge for allowing us to store the many boxes needed to complete the mission; John Koontz for collecting over 500 banana boxes; Dexter for providing a truck, driver, and employees to help move boxes to the distribution site; Fairfield Lumber for providing a driver and forklift; Prairie View United Methodist Church for providing over 1,000 pounds of free potatoes; Barker Specialty Products, who provided us with a driver, additional volunteers, box inserts, and truck to move food from the Lord’s Cupboard to the Nazarene Family Center; Fairfield Public Works for delivery and use of barricades; Hy-Vee for use of trucks, staff, and delivering dry and fresh foods and for providing refreshments for volunteers; Walmart for donating several hundred pounds of dry and canned goods; Frontline Graphics for donating 500 postcards; KMCD for hosting holiday movie to support the food drive and promoting our efforts; The Fairfield Ledger for promoting the program; and Marcine Baxter for the donation of fresh eggs.
The Christmas Box program would not be possible without the support of local businesses and organizations who host internal food drives. We’d like to express our thanks to the Breakfast Club Bowlers, Cambridge Investment Research Inc., Future Business Leaders of America at Fairfield High School, Fairfield Trojans, FFA at Fairfield High School, Jefferson County Health Center, Jefferson County Courthouse, John Deere, MSAW senior girls, the Neighborhood Challenge of South Maple vs. Highland, and countless local churches.
We would like to thank the hundreds of volunteers who participated over the three day event. We had a record number of volunteers contribute their time to packing nearly 500 boxes on Tuesday, December 18th. From elementary children to retirees, the community came out in full support of the Christmas Box project. With the help of everyone involved, we were able to provide nearly 500 families in need with food for the holidays.
Thank you and blessing to all,
— Lindsay Lippincott and the board of directors of The Lord’s Cupboard of Jefferson County