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Cohen: Thanksgiving in July food drive deemed successful

Aug 09, 2017
PHOTO SUBMITTED The recent Thanksgiving in July food drive helped fill the shelves at The Lord’s Cupboard.

The recent Thanksgiving in July food drive and fundraiser will help The Lord’s Cupboard of Jefferson County feed the people it serves.

During the annual food drive and fundraiser, held July 10-31, 2,107.5 pounds of food were donated.

Additionally, almost $3,900 was raised through numerous sources: donations from individuals, churches, and companies, numerous efforts at the Fairfield Hy-Vee Food and Drugstore, a bake sale silent auction at Batavia Days, and “passing the hat” among the music lovers attending the July 18 Fairfield Municipal Band concert in Central Park.

All cash and food donations will be used to help Jefferson County individuals and families in need of food assistance.

“This was a wonderful Thanksgiving in July, and the food and funds raised will help us feed our hungry neighbors in Jefferson County,” said Laura Cohen, executive director of The Lord’s Cupboard. “Summer is an especially busy time at The Lord’s Cupboard and it’s nice to see some shelves filled back up with food. We could not have pulled off this fundraiser/‘foodraiser’ without the assistance of so many companies, civic groups, banks, churches, and even Fairfield’s own municipal band, accepting donations on our behalf.”

The Lord’s Cupboard of Jefferson County serves as the county’s sole emergency food pantry and serves almost 500 food orders per month. Nearly 50 percent of those served by the pantry are under the age of 18.

Donations of food or cash are always accepted at The Lord’s Cupboard, from 1-4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

For more information, contact Cohen at LordsCupboard@LISCO.com or 641-472-8457.

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