Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Reasons why I like living in Newark and Licking County...............

Reason #88:  Salvation Army food boxes.

Every year, just before Christmas, the Salvation Army delivers a box of groceries to families who could use a box of groceries.  Tonight was the annual "pack the boxes" night at the Army HQ.  Forty some community minded souls gathered, and, like a well-oiled assembly line, in less than two hours packed 600 boxes full with cereal, peanut butter, crackers, jelly, juice box cartoons, cans of fruit and vegetables, cans of hearty soup, spaghetti sauce, noodles, mac and cheese, and other assorted food stuff.  Most days around here you can find similar examples of local people, in a very low key, no-need-for-recognition way, trying to make life a bit more pleasant for their fellow citizens.  We are truly blessed to be living in such a giving community.

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