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Sixth Annual Mt. Zion Community Food Drive To Be Held November 5

Mt. Zion Region News of Mt. Zion, Illinois

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Mt. Zion Lutheran Church will be sponsoring the 6th Annual Mt. Zion Community Food Drive to benefit Northeast Community Fund, a local food pantry located at 825 N. Water Street in Decatur. This year we are also adding the Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Community Food Pantry as' orte of our recipients. This food pantry opened a few months ago and assists residents living in the Mt. Zion School District.

Donations of non-perishable food items, paper products, health and hygiene supplies or monetary donations may be dropped off at Mt. Zion Lutheran Church, 1475 W. Main Street in Mt. Zion (across from McGaughey School) during the food drive hours of 7:00 am to 6:00 pm, Thursday, November 5, 2015. If your business, church, school or community group would be interested in participating in this food drive, please contact Patti Underwood at 433-4785 or Jerry Underwood at 433-8140. If you prefer to collect your donations at your business, church or school, we will be happy to pick up your items on Wednesday, November 4, 2015. Community members are asked to 'drop off their items at the church during the food drive hours.

Although Northeast Community Fund does receive a small portion of the monetary donations from the WSOY food drive, they are not one of the major recipients of the food donations. Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Community Food Pantry depends solely on donations from the community. We are asking our local churches to help us fill the shelves at the Methodist Church Food Pantry.

Last year our goal was 7,000 food items. We surpassed that goal with the community donating an amazing 19,846 food items. Our goal this year is 25,000 food items.

Please help us make this year's Mt. Zion Community Food Drive another successful effort in helping those in need.

This is a community fundraiser and Mt. Zion Lutheran Church does not received any benefits from this event. All proceeds will be donated to Northeast Community Fund and Mt. Zion United Methodist Church Community Food Pantry.



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Original Publication Date: November 4, 2015



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