To the Editor:
Pike County Ecumenical Food Pantry Director Nancy Potter started planning for the pantry’s special Christmas distribution in September, and her work didn’t stop until December 18. Shopping lists were made and filled, donations for turkeys, hams, and much more were solicited. Old and new friends from the community asked what we needed, and they came back with more generous donations. Teams were recruited with volunteers packing the makings for a full meal, days in advance.
Finally, on the 18th, with volunteers on the inside packing the perishable food as fast as they could, a team of volunteers working from the pantry porch brought a supply of groceries and the makings for the special Christmas meal, along with kind words, to clients in their cars — all to make clients’ holidays during these times a little more merry and a little more hopeful.
Thank you to Nancy Potter, to our incredibly generous donors and volunteers, and to this community for helping make the holidays a little bit brighter for 92 families.