To The Daily Sun,
The local Knights of Columbus councils, in Belmont and Tilton, wish to give thanks to the patrons of the Tilton Market Basket. Market Basket management has allowed the K of C to place a food drop box, at the inside entrance of the Tilton store for the past several years. Customers can drop off non perishable food donations and they are collected weekly. These donations provide much needed assistance for less fortunate and struggling families in our local communities. The towns helped include, Tilton, Franklin, Belmont, Northfield, Gilmanton, Cantebury, Iron Works, and Loudon.
During the months of November and December, more than 5,000 pounds of food was collected and distributed to food pantries, which help those in need. We are so blessed to have such loving and caring people in our communities, especially during these difficult economic times. So many among us are struggling, even more around the holidays. It seems like people always find a way to give to help out others in need, especially during Christmas time and the holidays. We see so many families who are helped by their thoughtful giving.
The Knights of Columbus wishes to extend this public thank you to all who donated food during the recent holiday season. We are so appreciative and thankful to the folks at Market Basket for allowing us to have the food drop box at their store. It has given us a way to reach out and give help to our neighbors in need. We look forward to a long and ongoing partnership with them as we continue to serve those, who are in need.
In addition to the food drop box, Market Basket allows the Knights of Columbus to conduct two major food drives each year. These events have always been well supported by the shoppers and local community. Thanks again, everyone for all of your giving. Thanks to you, we are making a difference every day.
Leonard Campbell, Program Director
Robert Leroux, Knights of Columbus