I was amazed at some of the stats that were being mentioned during the day today. It costs $.16 for a pound of food at the Worcester Food bank and that $5.00 will feed a family of four for five days. Imagine $5.00 for five days that is incredible!
Well today the organizers were a little nerveous about what was going to be collected. With the economy the way it is it was not looking good. The contributions began coming through the door and the phone was ringing but not like in years past. Everyone was working hard and at the end of the day at 6:00pm the final tally was $23,000 raised for the food pantry! Simply Amazing!
That is only the beginging and we will get the final tally in a few weeks as donations keep coming in through the mail and what not. But a big thank you to all who participated in anyway. If you live in the Southbridge area consider making a donation to foodshare and send it to the Catholic Charities building on Elm Street. If you don ‘t live in the Southbridge area consider making a donation to the food pantry in your local area.
God Bless All of You!