Putnam County Food Pantry Will Distribute Christmas Baskets Dec. 18

Cash, food donations still needed

Again this holiday season, the Putnam County Food Pantry, in collaboration with Toys in the Pantry, organizations, businesses, churches and schools from across the county, will be distributing Christmas baskets to local families in need.

This is the 34th year the pantry has sponsored the basket project.

The baskets contain food and gifts for children and senior citizens. Included are items for a full Christmas dinner, breakfast and pizza for Christmas Eve. The baskets will be distributed on Saturday morning, Dec. 18.

To support the basket project, cash and food donations continue to be needed. Products such as coffee, hot chocolate, drinks, jello, canned fruit, easy to prepare meals, and personal care items will be especially appreciated. A cash donation of $75 will support the cost of food for one average-size family.

Donations may be sent to the Putnam County Food Pantry, Box 96, Granville, IL 61326 or deposited directly at the Granville National Bank, 327 N. McCoy St. Food may be left at any of the county banks or at the food pantry, 103 N. Church St.

Over the years, the Putnam County community has been supportive of the ongoing work of the pantry and the Christmas Basket Project. The pantry board extended its thanks to the community and holiday greetings.

Source: Putnam County Record