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Lacey Township Food Bank

2017 Newsletter

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CO-CHAIRMEN ED WEISBROT & HAROLD "PETE" PETERS WELCOME YOU TO THE LACEY FOOD BANK. CHECK HERE ON THE NEWSLETTER PAGE AS WE WORK OUR WAY THROUGH THE YEAR.

BIG Donation from the Women's Club of Lacey

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The Women's Club of Lacey went over the top with their huge food drive for us.The men of the food bank estimate that 1,000+ pounds - or a half a TON - was donated.. And at critical time of the year, when school food drives are winding down, and families are struggling to keep up with utility bills and keep food on the table as well.

ALSO, along with all that food, they collected 140 cans of tuna as part of the club's monthly project to collect tuna for us throughout the year. You can check out how they are doing by going to www.laceyfoodbank.ORG "Thanks & Acknowledgement " page.

Our motto is "A Community Caring by Sharing" The Women of Lacey embody this giving ethic all the way.
For this we thank them!

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Recently the Forked River Presbyterian Church Youth Group held their annual food drive for the Lacey Food Bank. Along with a van loaded with non -perishable food, they also contributed $80. which will be used to buy ShopRite food cards for food bank clients.

Our sincere thanks go out to this enthusiastic dedicated group of youngsters,, and leaders Tadd Maffuccu, Kelly Fitzpatrick, Steve Lundy & Courtney Rzeplinski & Pastor Terry Chapman for their help in our war against hunger. ( Terry Chapman is a FOFB -Friend Of the Food Bank- and also serves as one of our trustees.)

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THE LACEY FOOD BANK LOST IT'S MASCOT THIS WEEK, WHEN OUR DEAR LITTLE SNOOPY BOY BURNETT PASSED OVER THE RAINBOW BRIDGE. SNOOPY HELD MEET & GREETS WITH SCHOOL CHILDREN DURING TOURS OF THE FOOD BANK WHILE HANDING OUT HIS AUTO (PAW)GRAPH CARDS.  HE SERVED AS A TASTE TESTER OF BROKEN COOKIE BAGS FOR STORESMASTER DICK & HE AND HIS DAD, GUY BURNETT, RODE IN EVERY HOLIDAY PARADE, REPRESENTING THE FOOD BANK .  WE'LL MISS THE LITLE GUY AS WE BID HIM FAREWELL.

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Congratulations to Phillip & Mary Ann Czech for being the first in 2017 to sign up as esteemed sponsors. The Czechs have one of several sponsors who have been with us since 2002, an astounding testiment to their giving ethic. We thank you so much.

ANNUAL VOLUNTEER LUNCHEON STARTS OFF 2017
WITH A BANG

Food Bank Co- Chairman Pete Peters , who also serves as the head of the volunteer committee, did it up in fine style. The luncheon was held at the Captains Inn with over 70 volunteers attending, meeting & greeting the many factions of fellow volunteers, from storekeepers and packer sackers. to the Big Blue crew and kids committee. A big highlight was the drawing by Pete of over 50 door prizes donated by local businesses from wine & car washes to WalMart gift cards.

Wouldn't you love to become part of Lacey's finest? Check us out with Mr. Pete at captpete100@gmail or call him at 609-402-5105 or spend a while on our website at laceyfoodbank.ORG

Volunteer Luncheon door prize winners

All the happy winners of door prizes at our annual volunteer Christmas luncheon. A fun time enjoyed by all! Thank you to everyone for all of your help throughout the year!
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Lacey Food Bank volunteer Ginger Lowe is being handed a check for $820 from Blase DeNatale, local jeweler and avid food bank sponsor.

Over the holiday season he sold special pieces of jewelry and gave the proceeds to the food bank. Blase is a fine example of "A Community Caring by Sharing ."

Thanks to folks like him who make our mission possible.