MLK Day of Service Food Drive on January 20, 2020 to benefit the Food Pantry at 40 West A & R!
We received 4518.3 pounds of food to re-stock our pantry! We well exceeded our goal of 2000 pounds!
In appreciation for the life of service exemplified by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., more and more people have decided to make MLK Day a day ON, rather than a day off, a day dedicated to serving their communities. In this spirit, for our 8th year, the St. Bartholomew’s Outreach Committee sponsored the drive. Over 40 volunteers, neighbors and members of our supporting churches, helped with the Food Drive this year! The Center was bustling, with folks scheduling the routes for the many drivers and pick up volunteers coming and going with bags and boxes of food, preparing boxes to store the food, receiving and organizing the incoming food, checking dates, weighing the food, sorting it into boxes, stacking the full boxes, and enjoying coffee and donuts in fellowship with all for such a worthy cause in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.! We collected donations from our area neighborhoods – Academy Heights, Edmondson Heights, Hunting Ridge, Ten Hills, and Westgate. In addition to St. B’s, three other 40 West supporting churches also collected food for the Drive – St. William of York Catholic Church, St. Agnes Catholic Church and Hunting Ridge Presbyterian Church. And this year, Mt. St. Joseph High School also sponsored a food drive for us!