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Food for Life report for 2013

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014 10:53 a.m. CDT

From Ruby Stephens

Shannon City

We received 7 1/2 beef donations, bought 500 pounds of ground meat.

Matura is so good about sending me reports each month and during 2013 they have served 715 families, which includes 1,712 individuals, with meat.

The Creston Christmas basket has paid for most of the meat processing cost.

Money donations have paid for the meat we have bought.

Food for Life started in May 1983 by Platte Center Presbyterian Church, a small rural church whose membership consists mostly of farm families. The farms then were most diversified, with both livestock and grain production. What a change has happened in 30 years.

Soon after it was started, other churches in Union County wanted to help, and we now have a board of members representing seven churches.

The helping hands symbol was drawn up by one of our members and those helping hands are still helping our friends and neighbors, who for whatever reason, have fallen on hard times, we are here to help.

We now supply meat to three food pantries in Union County: Matura food pantry on Elm Street in Creston, Afton Methodist Church and Lorimor Methodist Church.

Thank you from Food for Life.

Your helping hands are God’s helping hands.

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