McDERMOTT — Now in it’s fifth year, ‘Cans for Christ’ (CFC), a non-profit organization in McDermott continues to reach out and touch the lives of children with canned goods and other non-perishable food items. CFC met on Monday at Lombardsville Community Church for the annual food drive.
Brandon Hoyme, founder of CFC, said they had a good turnout to prepare for the food drive.
“We do this yearly. We collect food all year and donations are dropped off at a special touch embroidery LLC in West Portsmouth, Ohio all year long,” Hoyme said. “We ask for up to date food from can soups, veggies, fruits, macaroni and cheese, and granola/fruit bars. We had about 35 volunteers the other night who came out to help us bag in the old school across from Lombardsville Community Church.”
Local schools will receive 1,200 bags, including all of the elementary schools, according to Hoyme.
“We filled up 1,200 bags of food which will go to all local schools.”The food is distributed each year to all of the local schools. We try to cover each elementary school because we know it’s harder for the young ones to find food, we did half and half with Portsmouth this year helping out the elementary and the high school,” he said.
In addition to the food items, Hoyme said CFC also received toys this year that was donated which they will wrap and pass them out to children who reside in the bottoms of Lucasville.
CFC has collected nearly 70,000 food items since the organization’s inception.
“We’ve collected 69, 668 items of food since we’ve started, and been able to give out 6,700 bags of food. God continues to bless and we continue to serve,” he said.
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