Community supports local food pantries

Published 10:04 am Wednesday, December 23, 2015

More than $5,000 has been distributed to five local groups who help the less fortunate here in Brookhaven.

The Holiday Food Pantry Drive, a joint effort of the Bank of Brookhaven and The Daily Leader, accepted donations from people just like you. Those donations will now benefit Greater Hope Foundation, St. Francis Assisi/St. Vincent DePaul, Union Hall Baptist Church, St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church and Bethel AME Church, which all have food pantries as part of their outreach efforts.

We can’t say “thank you” enough to the individuals and businesses who donated to the effort, which is now in its 12th year. We also want to thank Bank of Brookhaven for spearheading this project and setting up an account for the donations.

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Below is a list of those who donated to the drive. Again, thanks for helping out during the Christmas season.

Bank of Brookhaven: $200

Karen Sullivan: $100

Nena Smith’s School of Dance:


New Hope Quilters:  $200

In memory of Buddy Allen:


B. Jeanette Morgan: $100

Kevin Laird: $100

Dixie Doremus: $100

Linda Foster: $20

Anonymous: $150

Carolyn Brown: $25

Steve and Cathy Jones: $100

Audrey and Clyde Allgood:


Anonymous:  $200

New Hope United Methodist:


Anonymous: $100

Anonymous: $10.20

Anonymous: $500

Shirley Estes: $100

Anonymous: $100

Anonymous: $100

G Liquor Store: $100

K. Podleys Jr.: $200

Easthaven Baptist Church:


Mr. and Mrs. James Adams:


Anonymous: $100

Anonymous: $100

Reginald and Beverly Wise:


Anonymous: $150

Anonymous: $50

Anonymous: $200

Anonymous: $20

Anonymous: $100

Mrs. David H. Calcote: $100

Hopewell Missionary Baptist

Church: $100

Anonymous: $100

In memory of Monzola “Polly”

Banks: $100

Women of the Moose: $150

Carol and Carlton Cobb: $100

Sandra Schumacher: $300

Anonymous: $125