Girl Scouts Make Donation to Pastor’s Pantry

Girl Scout Troops 2125 and 2126 from First United Methodist Church in Lexington became the newest “business” sponsors Monday for this Saturday’Pack A Pickup food drive by giving 50 boxes of Girl Scout cookies plus additional collected food to Pastor’s Pantry.  Katie Hodges, 8, daughter of Rachel Hodges, a troop leader, won a drawing for the cookies and decided to donate them to Pack A Pickup.  For the donation, troop members received free car wash coupons from Sam’s Car Wash to give their parents.  Other business sponsors collecting food for Pack A Pickup are NewBridge Bank, Breeden Insurance, Turlington & Co.The Dispatch,  Mountcastle InsuranceEdward Jones financial advisors on West Center Street, Brinkley Walser law firm, Your Pharmacy of Lexington, SII Dry Kilns, and
Hair Personalities.

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Thank you PPG!

PPG Industries has been a wonderfully supportive partner of Pastor’s Pantry for years. In yet another example, on June 24 PPG’s Lexington plant presented the pantry with a $2,000 grant from the PPG Industries Foundation. At PPG for the presentation were (left to right) PPG engineer Jeff Garrett, who serves as secretary of the pantry’s Board of Directors; new PPG Lexington plant manager Jeff Smith (presenting the check); Pastor’s Pantry executive director Bill Keesler (receiving the check); and PPG retiree Phil Mickey, who since late 2011 has worked as pantry coordinator at Pastor’s Pantry.

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Then on Saturday, July 12, PPG volunteers staffed the Food Donation Station at the Lexington Farmers Market. Pictured from left to right are Engineer Nathan Houser, Judy LeCroy, new PPG retiree Tere Wagner and Brian McIlwain, Human Resources Director. Nathan and Brian took the 8:00-10:00 am shift and Judy and Tere worked from 10:00 am until noon.

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Thank you again, PPG!!

Feeding Our Neighbors

Linda Dunn of Midway stands in front of the basket of assorted treats she won during a drawing at the Lexington Farmers Market’s annual Feed Our Neighbors food drive on June 21.  Linda’s husband, Stanley Dunn, was among the craftsmen selling their work during the farmers market’s annual Crafts Fair, held the same day.  Standing with her are farmers market vendors (left) Nancy Walser of Arcadia Plants & Produce and (right) Micheal Beeson of Upper DC Cattle Co. in Wallburg, who served as chairs for this year’s food drive.  Pastor’s Pantry and the Grace Episcopal Church Food Pantry split eight crates of fresh produce and six crates of nonperishable food donated during the food drive.  Financial donations totaling $110 were used to buy food for the two pantries from 10 farmers market vendors.  Many, many thanks to Lexington Farmers Market vendors for again holding this food drive and for donating food to the pantries every week!      photo (6)