News and Tribune

July 23, 2013

NEWS AND TRIBUNE LETTER — For July 23


Neighborhood rekindles food drive



A tree grows in Franklin Commons. This particular tree is the result of our being the winner — by collecting 392 pounds — in last year’s food drive challenge to benefit the Center for Lay Ministries and yes, we have a spot picked out for this year’s contribution, again from Walnut Ridge, which will go to the winning association.

Do you think you can beat us? We say to all neighborhood and homeowner’s associations in Clark County, give it your best shot.  

We’re sincere in this challenge because there are so many Clark County residents who depend upon the center’s food pantry to feed their families. The number of those in need is rising as the resources are dwindling.  

So, take us on, we double-dog-dare ya. The drive will end during National Night Out on Aug. 6, with the weigh in to take place at the center, 213 E. Maple St., between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Aug. 7. Normal business hours begin at 9 a.m. but a volunteer will be there early Aug. 7 for those who want to do a drop off before work.

If your particular organization would prefer, money can be donated rather than nonperishables, with every $4 collected equaling one pound of food.

For more information about the Center for Lay Ministries, visit the website centerforlayministries.org

If you have questions about the food drive, contact the center at 812-282-0063.

— Deborah Henderson, Franklin Commons Neighborhood Association, Jeffersonville