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Generosity helps raise money for food pantries

The 13th annual Holiday Food Pantry Drive, sponsored by The Bank of Brookhaven and The Daily Leader, will come to a close at 5 p.m. today.

As of Thursday afternoon, just under $8,000 had been raised to help fund five area churches and organizations that provide food for hungry Lincoln Countians.

That’s because of the generosity of the people who have contributed to the drive, either directly or anonymously in memory or honor of a loved one.

Those contributors are:

• Anonymous — $1,300

• Anonymous — $184.65

• First United Methodist Church — $105

• In memory of Monzola “Polly” Banks — $100

• Anonymous — $100

• Big Mo Mo and Aunt Ronnie — $100

• Sylvia King Insurance — $100

• Lincoln County Republican Party — $200

• Anonymous — $200

• Anonymous — $100

• Easthaven Baptist Church — $100

And also:

• Shirley Estes — $100

• Women of the Moose — $200

• Cheryl and Moses Bell — $100

• K. Podlegs Jr. — $200

• In memory of David Douglas Sr. — $100

• Lola Douglas — $100

• Anonymous — $100

• Brookhaven Moose Lodge #1968 — $100

• Anonymous — $1,000

• Anonymous — $100

• Loyd Hall Homemaker Volunteers — $50

• Kevin and Robin Griffith Laird — $100

• Linda Foster — $20

• Carlton and Carrol Cobb — $100

• Lisa Rainer — $100

• Perry and Mary Smith — $200

• Anonymous — $200

• James and Cheryl Adams — $100

• Audrey and Clyde Allgood — $100

• Anonymous — $100

• New Hope United Methodist Church — $300

• Anonymous — $100

• Shelia and Misty Byers in memory of Ricky Byers — $100

• Anonymous — $100

• New Hope Quilters — $200

• Peter Mullikin — $100

• Anonymous — $200

• Carolyn J. Brown — $50

• Nena Smith’s School of Dance — $200

• Karen Sullivan — $100

• Anonymous — $150

• Anonymous — $200

• Bank of Brookhaven — $200

• The Daily Leader — $200

Money raised in the food drive is divided between St. Francis of Assisi/St. Vincent de Paul, Union Hall Baptist Church, St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, the Greater Hope Foundation and Bethel AME.

The final list of contributors will be published Sunday. Will you be on it?

You can give in your name, in your the name of your business or in honor or memory of someone. Donations can also be anonymous.

Donations will be accepted at both The Daily Leader and Bank of Brookhaven. Checks should be made out to Holiday Food Pantry Drive.