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Around 70 Christmas food boxes were delivered to Brighton area families Saturday, Dec. 12 as part of a joint Holiday Food project managed by Brighton Lions, Brighton Community Church (BCC) Food Pantry, and the Brighton Area Ministerial Association (BAMA).
Volunteers collected frozen turkeys, rolls of beef and pork, canned goods, pasta, cereals, candy packs, and boxed foods from the BCC Food Pantry HACAP food reservoir. Hyvee in Fairfield also donated potatoes for the boxes and the Lions purchased additional items to complete various sized boxes filled to accommodate the family sizes of recipients.
Frozen food items were stored at various locations, including the Mercy Meats freezer at Victory Fellowship Church in Brighton, the Church of God Gym freezer, the BCC Food Pantry Freezer and freezer space at the Lighthouse Homeless Shelter of Washington. Those were added to the boxes Saturday morning and approximately fifteen teams made deliveries. Coordinating the project were Pastor Rick Zickefoose of BCC and Doug and Diane Foxworthy of Brighton Lions. Thanks also for help from Hope Lutheran Church in Germanville and St. Joseph's Church in East Pleasant Plain.
Also providing area holiday meals was the Brighton Chamber of Commerce, which delivered three Thanksgiving meals to families last month.
'Thanks to all these volunteers and donors for teamworking together to provide this generous gift to so many families during these unusual days in the loving spirit of the Christ of Christmas,” said Anne Zickefoose.