When two pickup trucks arrived at the St. Jude Catholic Church parking lot (590 Poplar Street), waiting food pantry volunteers were impressed by the amount of food piled up in the trucks.
“Wow, that’s a lot of pasta.
Barber said he has been a volunteer at the church for five years.
Nick Abraham says, “We are blessed that we don’t need extra food, but there are a lot of people who don’t. “So we wanted to share.”
Abraham shared the idea that his daughters Sarter and Christina Mitya would collect non-perishable food from customers and dealer employees at the Nick Abraham Auto Mall at 1111 E. Broad Street, Elyria, as well as those who wish to donate. is thought to have been invented.
Sartor is the dealer’s business development manager.
With food bills rising in recent years, food has become a major need in the community, she said.
So at the start of the food drive, Serter organized a commercial promoting the program and informed the public on social media.
Employee newsletters also encouraged donations to food banks.
Others have helped by delivering a truckload of food and non-perishable supplies, Sarter said.
The food collection has attracted a great clientele, she said.
Dealers also donated $100 to Blessing House for each new and used vehicle sold this month.
Blessing House is a child crisis center that cares for children up to the age of 12, whose parents or guardians are in a crisis or emergency situation, or who may be putting their child at risk of abuse or neglect. Experiencing a certain high level of stress. to that website.
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