Planning for the Holidays!

Even though the holiday season is not yet upon us, it is an important time for us to start thinking about how we can best help seniors in need during Thanksgiving and Christmas.   Last year, thanks to the generosity of individuals, businesses, churches and other organizations, we were able to provide each of our senior adult client families with a complete Thanksgiving meal in November when they picked up their regular monthly groceries.  Each household received a turkey, stuffing, canned green beans, yams, cranberry sauce and a pumpkin pie!  Words cannot describe the surprise and delight on the faces of the recipients, and it was as much a pleasure for us to provide these meals as it was for the families who received them.  Then in December, each senior adult household received a ham.

Once again this year, we are recruiting individuals, businesses, churches and other organizations who would like to participate in this effort.  Our goals are the same — we are hoping to provide a Thanksgiving meal in November and a Christmas ham in December for each of our senior adult client families.  Would you like to help? 

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Davidson County Agricultural Fair

Davidson County Agricultural Fair
September 15 – September 20, 2014
Lexington, North Carolina

On Monday, September 15th you are eligible for a discount on admission simply by bringing 2 cans of food that will be donated by the Lexington Kiwanis Club to Pastor’s Pantry!   

With the discount, admission will be:
Under 5 free.
All school age students (5-18) admitted with student coupon plus $1.00
(must have student coupon for bicycle drawing)
Adults $5.00
Rides wrist band price $10.00

***** Must have 2 cans of food to be eligible for discounts! *****

Adopt-A-Senior Program

We have reached a milestone: we are providing groceries for more than 1,000 individuals a month for the first time in our history. Our priority is to address the nutrition requirements of needy seniors and members of their households throughout Davidson County, however we do assist others of all ages who come to our doors in desperate need of food. In spite of our efforts to meet the needs of everyone who comes to Pastor’s Pantry, the challenge to stretch resources is great. Our immediate hope is that we can continue providing a consistent amount of food for our senior client families throughout the coming year. This consistency is very important to seniors because they often have more difficult choices to make and fewer options available to them. If you are interested in helping us fulfill that need for Davidson County seniors, please consider a donation to our Adopt-A-Senior program. No contribution is too small! For more information, please contact us at 336-249-8824 x304 or pastorspantry@lexcominc.net.

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