Letter to the editor: Thanks to all for food donations

Jun. 14, 2013 @ 01:31 PM

To the editor:

This is an open letter of gratitude to our community.

We congratulate you for your food drive efforts to benefit Yokefellow and the Lenoir Soup Kitchen and Shelter Home of Caldwell as part of the national mail carriers food drive on May 11. The total of the food delivered to Yokefellow that day and days afterward was 14,079 pounds. The total poundage collected was 23,263 pounds. This is a new record for food collected through this effort, and it couldn’t have been collected at a better time.

Food and cash donations are so critical right now as the Yokefellow lobby continues to stay full every day, usually with standing room only. Our neighbors in the Lenoir community have such great financial needs at this time with monthly utility bills, rent, prescriptions and food that they are not able to provide for their households. This generous food gift added to our Food Pantry so that we may continue disbursing emergency assistance. The efforts of the Lenoir Post Office have made a significant, direct impact on the cupboards of many families in our community.

The Yokefellow board of directors is treating our postal partners to snacks and treats this Friday and Saturday morning for their tireless efforts, and to our neighborhood partners we send a sincere thank you.

Again, many thanks, and I pray for God’s blessings for you.

Sharon H. Osborne, executive director

Caldwell County Yokefellow Inc.