Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Food Drive. Thanks to all of you, we collected over 2,400 lbs. of food that was donated to food banks in each of our four service areas. The food was much needed and much appreciated by all who received it. Special thanks to J. F. Shields High School and Thurgood Marshall Middle School for holding food drives and donating their collected items to Southern Pine.
Four lucky winners who had donated to the cause were the winners of a $50 drawing in each of our four offices. Those winners were: Marie Moyers, Brewton, Ala.; Marla Hinton, Atmore; Nancy Martin, Frisco City; and Thurgood Marshall Middle School in Evergreen. Congratulations to these winners and to all who participated. You helped make the holidays brighter for some of your neighbors in need.
Not everyone who is hungry tonight lives in a third-world country. Many of your neighbors down the street or just across town may go to bed hungry tonight, wondering where they will get their next meal.
To help our neighbors in need, Southern Pine sponsors a nonperishable and canned food drive each holiday season. Each of its four offices set up donation centers where they receive donated items from members. Each time a member donates three qualifying items, the member may enter his or her name for a cash prize drawing. One $50 winner is drawn from each of the four office locations and receives their $50 cash prize prior to Christmas Day. Donated foods are distributed to local food banks through the co-op's general service area during the week before Christmas.
Southern Pine appreciates its many members who have supported this worthy program for the past years and hopes you will continue to help our neighbors in need.
Thank you to everyone who helped make our 2011 Holiday Food Drive such a success. We gathered thousands of pounds of nonperishable food items that were donated to four food pantries in four different districts of our service area. Donations are down at area food banks, partly due to the difficult economy we are currently experiencing. Yet demand is higher than ever. The contributions you made helped many families in need this past holiday season.
Over 2,400 lbs. of nonperishable food items were collected for the 2012 Holiday Food Drive. Thanks for making this possible!