Hun­dreds of lo­cal fam­i­lies will be giv­ing thanks for months to come be­cause of you

Serve Daily - - NEWS - By Wendy Os­borne

It took just a few weeks and an es­ti­mated 30,000+ pounds of food items were do­nated to Tabitha’s Way Food Pantry.

Food drives were held by lo­cal schools and or­ga­ni­za­tions such as Di­a­mond Fork Jr., Span­ish Fork Jr., Maple Moun­tain High, Cherry Creek, Canyon, East Mead­ows, Span­ish Oaks, and Foothills El­e­men­tary Schools along with the Span­ish Fork Li­brary. My eyes and those at Tabitha’s are widened with amaze­ment at what some of th­ese kids have ac­com­plished in such a short amount of time!

Although thou­sands of pounds of food was gath­ered by each school and or­ga­ni­za­tion, we would like to ex­tend a spe­cial note of recog­ni­tion to Di­a­mond Fork Jr. High School for gath­er­ing the most food plus col­lect­ing over $4,000 dol­lars in funds to pur­chase ad­di­tional food sup­plies. This year we had 60 more fam­i­lies than the year prior that were in need of a Turkey. Di­a­mond Fork Jr. High stepped in and used a por­tion of the money they raised to pur­chase tur­keys for th­ese fam­i­lies and in­sure that they had all that was needed to cel­e­brate this Thanks­giv­ing hol­i­day.

To ev­ery­one who has sup­ported our cause and do­nated food, time, money and sup­plies; I want to ex­press my sin­cere ap­pre­ci­a­tion and grat­i­tude. I am hon­ored to see and be a part of this com­mu­nity’s tra­di­tion of gen­eros­ity. As the fam­i­lies we serve ex­press their ap­pre­ci­a­tion, I know that the “thanks” ac­tu­ally be­longs to God and to you. May God bless you for help­ing to put meals on the ta­ble for th­ese strug­gling fam­i­lies and for let­ting me wit­ness LOVE in ac­tion ev­ery day.

Wendy Os­borne

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