RACINE — Its takes the work of many contributing to the Meigs Cooperative Parish food pantry and the Meals on Wheels program of the Meigs County Council on Aging if the goal of keeping food on the table of needy people is to be achieved.
And it takes a combination of concerned individuals, organizations and businesses if that need for food is to be fulfilled.
The Home National Bank of Racine and Syracuse is one business committed to an ongoing effort to “Stop Hunger @Home,”and regularly conducts activities geared to organizing fund raisers, conducting food drives, and even serving meals for donations to go to one of the agencies distributing food.
For the past six months on the first Friday of each month, the Bank has served meals to the community on the first Friday with all of the donations going to the food pantry. Twice a week Carl Russell delivers food to the Bank where the donations go to the Meals on Wheels program.
Since the March for Meals program is in progress now, the Home National Bank employees are organizing a basket games fund raiser to be held at the Syracuse Community Center on Thursday, April 19. The doors well open at 5 p.m. Refreshments will be available all evening from the Syracuse Community Center concession kitchen.
Advance tickets for the games are being sold and can be purchased from Shelly Pierce, Lori Miller, Ann Engle at Home National Bank or Joyce Sisson by calling 992-3804. Currently the Bank is in the process of soliciting sponsors for the baskets to be awarded during the games. Anyone wanting additional information on how to become a basket sponsor may call Lori Miller at Home National Bank, 949-2210.