Gift means dinners for 200 families
by Elsie Hodnett
LINCOLN — Thanks to an anonymous donor, the Lincoln Food Pantry is able to provide Christmas dinners to 200 families.

“We received 150 turkeys and 50 hams from an anonymous donor to give away this Christmas,” said Marie Moore, president of the Food Pantry. “The donor wished to remain anonymous and said they were grateful they could help out and provide this to others who are less fortunate.”

Moore said the Food Pantry received monetary donations and food donations from local churches.

“Lincoln Elementary School donated 1,139 cans and Drew Middle School donated at least 1,000 cans,” she said. “ERA King Real Estate donated rolls and bread and helped us with setup and distribution.”

Moore said the Christmas dinner bags include either a turkey or a ham, stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, corn, green beans, rolls, cake mix and frosting.

“Last year we were able to do 50 ham Christmas dinners,” she said. “This year we are able to do 200 thanks to that generous donor. We are very thankful to be able to help this many families this year.”

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