Food pantry fund tops $5,000

Published 6:00 am Monday, December 18, 2006

Angel’s Attic became the Holiday Food Pantry Fund’s largestcontributor Thursday with a donation of $1,000, propeling the fundover the $5,000 milestone.

The deadline for contributions to the Holiday Food Pantry Fundis closing in, organizers say, and they are urging donators to actquickly.

Money raised during the campaign will aid food pantries at St.Francis of Assisi/St. Vincent DePaul Ministries, BrookhavenOutreach Ministries and Union Hall Baptist Church.

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Donations to the Holiday Food Pantry Fund may be made by anyone.Donations will be recognized daily in the newspaper. They can bemade in honor of a friend or loved one or can be madeanonymously.

“Anonymous gifts are welcome,” said Shannon Aker, senior vicepresident of Bank of Brookhaven. “The gift will still be published,but it will be labeled as anonymous. It’s a great way to rememberpeople during the holidays.”

Checks to the fund should be made payable to the Holiday FoodPantry Fund and will be accepted at either the bank’s BrookwayBoulevard location or at the newspaper office on North RailroadAvenue.

The Holiday Food Pantry Fund was created in 2003 and raised morethan $7,800 contributed by 76 individuals or businesses. More than$5,000 was raised in 2004. The 2005 campaign was canceled, however,after Hurricane Katrina ripped through Louisiana and Mississippiand caused extensive damage throughout the state.