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Days left to give to local food pantries

At last count, more than $3,500 had been donated to the annual Holiday Food Pantry Drive.

That’s a great start, but we’ve still got a ways to go. Only a few days remain until the donations will be given to food pantry ministries in Brookhaven. The joint effort between Bank of Brookhaven and The Daily Leader seeks to help the ministries provide for those in need.

Greater Hope Foundation, St. Francis Assisi/St. Vincent DePaul, Union Hall Baptist Church, St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church and Bethel AME Church all have food pantries as part of their outreach and mission efforts. These Christian organizations provide what many would not have if not for donations from people just like you.

These groups use all the money you donate to help local families. There is no overhead. Volunteers help all the ministries in preparing and distributing the food.

If you have not yet donated and would like to, the deadline is Dec. 16. This deadline will allow time for the donations to be divided and given to each ministry.

As you look for ways to help the less-fortunate this holiday season, don’t overlook this worthy effort.

Please make your check payable to Holiday Food Pantry and drop off or mail to The Daily Leader 128 N. Railroad Ave., Brookhaven MS 39601 or the Bank of Brookhaven, 411 Brookway Blvd. Brookhaven, MS, 39601.