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Over 23,000 pounds of food donated

The Kokomo Rescue Mission would like to warmly thank the community for making our fall food drive, held September 1–24, a great success!

When the last item was weighed, the total collected was 23,832.9 pounds of canned items and non-perishable foods to help restock the mission pantry. That’s almost 12 tons of food needed to help us provide nutritious meals to those we serve. Thank you to the many people and organizations in this wonderful community who helped make the food drive so successful. Special thanks to Creative Financial Center for their generosity in sponsoring this event.

We appreciate the following companies who have allowed us to place drop boxes and grocery bags in their facilities. Many thanks to: Kokomo City Hall, Button Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram, Cross America, Gordon Food Service (GFS), Meijer, Sam’s Club, Sunspot Natural Market, Waddell’s IGA, Walmart, Community First Bank Locations – Downtown, West Branch, Hoffer Branch, Financial Builders Federal Credit Union – Primary Location, First Farmer’s Bank & Trust Locations – North East, Kokomo South, Downtown Square, Central Branch, and Solidarity Community FCU Locations – Main, Dixon Square.

We would like to thank the many churches and community organizations who participated in this year’s food drive: Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer and School, Mt. Gilead Baptist Church, Fairfield Christian Church, Judson Road Christian Church, Kokomo ConneXion United Methodist Church -Grace / St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, Highland Park Church, South Creek Church of God, Crossroads Community Church, Upper Deer Creek Church, Northview Church, Westside Baptist Church, Rossville Bible Fellowship, Faith Church of Christ-Burlington, Victory In Christ Fellowship, Bible Baptist Church, Flora United Methodist Church, Faith Lutheran Church-Logansport, Kokomo Christian Fellowship, Refreshing Springs Church, 1st Congregational Church, Macédoine Christian Church, Morning Star Church, Windfall Christian Church, First Baptist Church-Galveston, Northview Christian Church , Primrose, Legends of the Wildcat Apartments, Berry-It, Coke Bottling Company and Creative F inancial Center.

We are very grateful to the many volunteers who faithfully picked up food from drop-off points and helped unload donations at the mission. We would also like to thank Kokomo Grain and Newlon Metals for helping us by weighing the donation trucks we received.

The cans collected will help us continue to provide meals 365 days a year for our residents and those we serve in our take-out meals, while meeting the ongoing nutritional needs of our community members through our aid program. Your act of kindness has helped change lives and give hope to many hungry and uncertain of what tomorrow will bring. You are making a difference in someone’s life today!

Van C. Taylor, Executive Director,

Kokomo Rescue Mission

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