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A Day of Service
Thursday, April 17, 2014
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In rememberance of Josh and his caring heart towards others, friends and family organized the second annual service project on April 17, 2014 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. with two main objectives: (1) provide food and daily necessities for those in need in our community at the Jesus Feeds Food Bank in American Fork, Utah and (2) help organize items for the Food Bank's Easter Egg Hunt to be held on April 19th.
Family, friends, and local organizations donated fresh produce, meat, canned food, hygiene products, and other items to the food bank, and our group boxed the items to be distributed to families the day before Easter. We also prepared plastic eggs for the food bank's annual Easter egg hunt on Saturday, April 19th.
Here are a few pictures of family and friends at the event:
Putting together Easter eggs.|
Organizing and boxing food items.|
Taking a short break between boxing.|
Carrying boxed items ready for distribution.|
Enjoying the barbecue and friendly conversation.|
Children collecting Easter eggs.|
Below is the original announcement for the activity.
Date and Time:
April 17, 2014, from 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
55 East 400 North
Jesus Feeds Food Bank
American Fork, UT 84003
(Just south of American Fork Recreation Center)
This food panty serves in affiliation with the Utah Food Bank.
Friends, family, and anyone else who is interested are invited to come to the food bank on April 17th (Thursday), between 7:00 and 8:30 p.m. to drop off donations and help with any of the projects going on. The building will be open starting at 6:00 p.m., so you can drop off things even earlier. Those who wish are invited to stay to inventory and organize the items for the families (What if you can't come at this time?).
- Collect items needed by the Food Bank (see list below). You can drop off these items anytime during the activity or the Davis home anytime the week of the event. Additional donations can also be dropped off on Saturdays throughout the year between 10:00 a.m. and noon at the Food Bank location listed above.
- Organize and box items for distribution to families on April 19th, the day before Easter.
- Prepare plastic eggs and candy for an Easter activity for the family served by the Food Bank.
Whether you simply drop off some items, stay to help, or just want to drop by to say hello, any support is welcome. Light refreshments will be served.
- Toilet paper
- Toothpaste and toothbrushes (for children and adults)
- Baby diapers (all sizes)
- Dish soap
- Laundry detergent
- Feminine hygiene products
^ Expired canned items of a year or less are accepted as long as they aren't damaged or bulging. Be sure that all items have an expiration date on them.
Please no home-canned or bottled items.
Food Items (both perishable and non-perishable items)
- Hotdogs and lunch meat
- Sliced cheese
- TV dinners
- Ground beef (frozen, okay)
- Canned meals including Ravioli with Meatballs, Spaghetti Os, chicken noodle soup, stew, or chili (high-priority items)
- Canned Tuna
- Peanut butter
- Boxes of macaroni or pasta
- Canned Vegetables ^
Fresh Food Items
- Fresh fruit (apples, oranges, grapes)
- Lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and other vegetables
How is this event similar and different from other food drives?
The Jesus Feeds Food Bank is a part of the Utah Food Bank system. The items collected at most food drives are distributed to various food banks. For this food drive, however, all of the items and food collected at Jesus Feeds Food Bank will go directly to our food bank in American Fork to assist families in our area.
How can I help if I can't attend the event?
If you are not able to come in the evening on April 17th, but you would still like to contribute, feel free to drop off any items at the food bank on any Saturday throughout the year between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. If you live far and away and still want to help those in need, consider volunteering at a local food bank in your area or just show kindness to a friend, neighbor, or stranger who might be in need.
How do I contact you?
Please write if you have questions. We will then contact you by email or phone. You can also download the Service Project Flier and share the information with others.
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