This note is to launch your Knights of Columbus Council 12988 drive to support the 2011 New Hampshire Food Bank’s need for turkeys this Thanksgiving. The need is significant. The Food Bank has received requests for 18,000 baskets and they are still over a month away!
In a discussion this week with NH Food Bank Executive Director, Melanie Gosselin, she said “this year is a real challenge for us.” Record high food prices and limited donations have strained their resources. The factsheet attached here [ Melanie Gosselin Interview 2011 ] tells the story very clearly. I urge you to read it carefully and share it with family, friends, and fellow parishioners.
Our objective is to have 100% council participation prior to the parish collection scheduled for the weekend of November 12-13. The first principle of our Order is charity, the greatest of all virtues.
Here are the levels of contribution:
“Platinum Level Donor” $500.00+
“Gold Level Donor” $100.00+
“Silver Level Donor” $50.00+
“Bronze Level Donor” $25.00+
“Supporter Level Donor” Up To $25.00
Please mail your donation to me or give it to me at the next meeting or at church. Checks should be made out to “K of C 12988”. My address is 9 Newbury LN, Bedford, NH 03110.
There will not be a listing or posting of donations of who gave what. Remember, our goal is 100% council participation. If you are not in a position to donate money then donating time to the Food Bank or supporting our efforts with your prayers will be recognized as “participation”. Just let me know.
Time is of the essence and I encourage you to act now. I will be reporting to you on our progress towards our 100% goal prior to Nov. 13.
Thank you for your generosity. Your support makes a difference to a local family.