Archive for May, 2013

Food Barrel Program Progress

For the last several months, we’ve been working with our Leadership team on our upcoming food barrel program.  At present, Coca Cola has generously provided over 30 heavy-duty food grade barrels in 2 sizes, 27 and 30 gallon.

Our barrels team is working hard to prepare the barrels to drop off at locations who have been kind enough to serve as a host for donation sites.  Barrel preparation includes sawing off one of the ends to open up the barrel, drilling holes for handles, sanding down the rough edges, cleaning out the syrup, cutting rope and inserting into the drilled holes, burning the rope ends with washers to hold them in place.

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We have secured approximately 10 committed locations and another 20 leads, including some regular volunteers to collect donations from the location sites.  Along with us, the Leadership group is currently seeking 50 committed locations in the Walker, Watson and Denham Springs areas, with the intent of expanding this program as we branch into other schools in Livingston Parish.  Barrel locations will be posted on our site once barrels have been delivered.

Please contact us about Partnering with Christ in the battle to end childhood hunger right here in your own back yard!

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