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Food Pantries Christmas

by Luke Osteen

A delicious barbecue lunch is a wonderful way to help take care of the Plateau’s needy, thanks to A Food Pantries Christmas, Saturday, December 7, at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in Highlands.

Saturday, December 7, is the date for the annual Highlands Olde Mountain Christmas Parade. It’s also the date for A Food Pantries Christmas, which follows the parade.

Plan to take the entire family for some scrumptious barbecue and a heaping platter of Christmas Spirit, to support our local food pantries.

Volunteers will be holding this tasty fundraiser in Jones Hall at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation from 11:30 A.M. until 1:30 P.M. and all proceeds benefit both the Highlands Emergency Council’s food pantry and The Highlands Food Pantry.

Tickets may be purchased at the door or by visiting the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation on Main Street, prior to the event.

Highlands Emergency Council is a grassroots organization and its mission is people helping people. It assists low income residents of the Highlands area, senior citizens, young families, single parent families, and those who have lost or are unable to find work. Their food pantry is just one of the many services that it offers and needs your support to keep its shelves stocked this winter.

The mission of The Highlands Food Pantry is to provide nutritious food to anyone who needs assistance. The colder months put an extra strain on its clients, which means an increased burden on the pantry. That client base swells in the colder months and their shelves need to be constantly refilled.

Please consider giving the gift of generosity by visiting A Food Pantries Christmas on Saturday, December 1. You’ll enjoy a barbecue lunch for $10, with all proceeds benefiting local food banks. You can also purchase pies and a variety of jams, jellies, and pickles that have been donated for this event. It’s held from 11:30 A.M. to 1:30 P.M. at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation on Main Street, Highlands.

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