If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.~Mother Teresa
For the period ending June 30, 2009, the Racine County Food Bank reports pounds of food donated were down by 15 percent from the previous year. Individuals served increased by 4 percent to 59,620.
Unemployment for the City of Racine hovers around 15 percent; for the county it is 10 percent. Executive Director of the Racine County Food Bank Dan Taivalkoski states, “We are serving more people with less food.”
Now is the time to help.
Donations for holiday baskets are being collected now through Friday, Dec. 4.
- Canned hams (especially the “Celebrity” brand, 12-ounce ham – the can is blue)
- Boxes of Jello
- Canned yams
- Microwave popcorn
- Canned fruit
- Peanut butter
- Canned meats
- Beef stew
- Canned pasta with meat
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.