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Complete Forms Soon to Get Christmas Baskets

The Putnam County Food Pantry, in cooperation with local schools, organizations and churches, will again be preparing Christmas baskets for Putnam County families in need.

The baskets will contain the makings of a Christmas breakfast and dinner, toys and clothes for the children, and gifts for senior citizens.

The baskets will be ready for pickup between 8 and 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15 in Bonucchi Hall at the Granville United Church of Christ, upstairs from the food pantry.

All families wishing to receive a basket must complete and return the request form or call Gayle Reno at 815-866-6484 by Sunday, Nov. 11.

Participants are asked to please include a specific wish list for your children, including what type and names of books, music, activities, toys, or jewelry they like, and specify if their ears are pierced or not.

Forms are also available at the food pantry for clients who receive food on Saturday mornings. Please don’t fill out duplicate forms.

Regular clients of the pantry won’t receive a basket unless a form is completed.

Baskets will be delivered only to those who are shut-in or have no access to transportation. Deliveries will be made the morning of Dec. 15.

Source: Putnam County Record