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HERE ON THE NEWSLETTER PAGE IS WHERE YOU WILL MEET THE GROUPS & INDIVIDUALS WHO SUPPORT THE FOOD BANK. JUST TAKE A LOOK AT THE MANY ACTS OF KINDNESS AS WELL AS AN EXTRAORDINARY RANGE OF GIFTS,  FROM MANHATTAN BAGELS MONTHLY BAG OF BAGELS, TO A SCOUT TROOP'S GIFT OF CANDY FILLED CONES AT CHRISTMAS 

THE VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES GOING ON ALL YEAR IS AMAZING SO WE HOPE YOU ENJOY RIFFLING THROUGH THIS PAGE TO SEE WHAT YOUR NEIGHBORS ARE UP TO !

OLDER ENTRIES HAVE BEEN MOVED TO THE ARCHIVES , WHERE THEY CAN STILL BE SEEN BY DOTING FRIENDS AND RELATIVES. VISIT " NEWSLETTER 2005" ON THIS SITE, OR GO TO: 

 

FOOD BANK ARCHIVES 2001 - 2004

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SINGLE GLOW MIXES IT UP FOR THE LFB KIDS PROGRAM
 
Andra Napoleon of Single Glow presents a check for $350.00 to Rosa Steitz following a Single Glow singles mixer that was held on September 17 at the Shark Fin Inn to benefit the Lacey Food Bank Kids Program. Andra had an opportunity to see up close what we do to prepare for a monthly food distribution, and she promises to come back and help!   

 
 
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The LFB Kids Committee needs your help in collecting new or almost new Halloween Costumes.
Check your closets and pull out those bins from the attic...we need clean, gently used complete (or close to) children/young teen/young adult Halloween costumes. For many of our families, purchasing a costume this year is simply out of the question. The average cost of a child's packaged generic costume at a Big Box store is about $15.00. Licensed character costumes are $25 - $30 and more. The LFBKids Committee is asking for your help so that we can help our Food Bank Kids participate in Trick or Treat activities at their schools and with their friends in a costume that is clean and safe and age appropriate. But hurry, in order to get the costumes to the kids, we need them by October 14.

If you can help by donating a costume, costume accessories or would like to make a donation to this project, please call the Lacey Food Bank at 609-242-2848 and leave a message for Laura.

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As we start another year, our hopes are high that we shall continue to do our work and that the public will support that work. For the clients, January means heating bills and seasonal unemployment. It means illness and medication and the need for warm clothing.
 
On the plus side, it means CAN CAN sale at ShopRite and overflowing big blue barrels. Here is Dick Sansone, the food bank storesmaster (you know him, he LIVES in ShopRite) presenting an award to ShopRite Manager Glenn Cunningham and Community Affairs Liason, Jennifer McMahon,  for the outstanding help they give to us - every day in every way.
 
Along with all the help from our local Lacey store, Perlmart Inc. and the Wakefern Corporaton also  gift  us with a monthly account at the Monmouth Ocean Food Bank, enabling us to purchase low cost food stuffs through them. When we say we could not do it without them, truer words were never spoken.
 
 Thanks to all of you at ShopRite from the Lacey Food Bank.

January 4, 2006
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Photo Courtesy of Bruce McGahey

ANNUAL VOLUNTEER LUNCHEON
The Guys and Gals of the Forked River Food Bank gathered round the table to celebrate a year's work well done. The place? CAFFREY's of course ! Our way of saying thank you to one of our main sponsors and of course apart from that, being able to chomp down on a great selection of menu items. Where else can you h ave such a great lunch in such great surroundings with such great people, all for under $8.00?  Thanks again to Rose Furbeck for acting as the luncheon chairperson.

January 9, 2006
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Is everybody having fun?

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Lacey Food Bank Honors the Elks Club
Chairman Guy visited the Elks Club to present a plaque honoring their commitment to the Food Bank.  "This  generosity from the Elks community has enabled us to keep up with the demands on our resources", he stated. "Your support is the glue that holds this program together".
 
Receiving the plaque on behalf of the lodge were: (l-r) Blair Svihra, Leading Knight; Rich Bard, Past Exalted Ruler and Bob Wilson, lecturing knight.
 
Thanks to all of you from all of us at the Lacey Food Bank. .

January 12, 2006
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A Handsome Trio

GIFTS OF A DIFFERENT COLOR
The suppport we receive from our Lacey Community comes in many ways - donations, food drives & gifts for the food bank kids & clients. Then there are the hidden gifts - a free repair for the van or a sign for our door for instance.
 
 Here you see TJ Hutler, manager of the Forked River Freezer, "fork lifting" pallets of food into the food bank van. 
 
We had the opportunity to get all this frozen food from Monmouth Ocean Food Bank,  but no way to store it until after distribution - a take it or lose it situation - Thanks to TJ our problem was solved.
 
Storesmaster Dick appreciated the fork lift service to the point where he might put one on his wish list. (right next to the listing for unicorn fillets)
 
 
January 24, 2006

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That's a lot of burgers ! !
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Easy in - Not so easy out !