It Takes A Community

Posted on Dec 11, 2012

Area churches donate over 300 boxes of "holiday" themed food to low income families in Contra Costa County. Major participants include: Lafayette-Orinda Presbyterian Church, St. Timothy's of Danville, and Christ the King.

Organizers spent months gathering donations for the boxes from church members and started delivering the boxes last Saturday (Dec. 10). Each box contains essential food items for families.

Donna Fernandez (left)Donna Fernandez, a member of St. Timothy’s, is a UPS driver who elicited the help of her company and co-workers to deliver the boxes to the Center. “I just figured we have a large truck, and we love logistics”, says Fernandez. The crew was all smiles during the delivery of the boxes.

Sally Shea Potts played a key part in organizing St. Timothy’s holiday food box drive. She says over 100 families from the church participated, and Boy Scout Troop 36 also volunteered time to help with the boxes. “There is such a need, and we decided it would be better to donate food rather than gifts…it really does take a community to accomplish this.”

Monument Crisis Center will hand out the food boxes to families who visit before the holidays. Donations of food are still greatly needed and appreciated! The staff, volunteers, and beneficiaries of the Center would like to extend a warm "thank you" to all who participated in this year's holiday food box drive!