On a crisp sunny fall Saturday, November 19, 2016 the members of the First Christian Church of Poplar Bluff, Missouri gathered at the local Kroger store for their 10th Annual Fill the Firetruck food drive to benefit St. Vincent DePaul Food Pantry and the Child Concern Center of Poplar Bluff. Members volunteered from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. After the drive was completed youth from the Sears Youth Center unloaded the collected items.
During the food drive 1,365 items from toiletries to canned food and nonperishables were collected. In addition $658 dollars was donated by members and the community. The $658 dollars represents almost $2,000 dollars in purchasable items from the food bank.
Volunteers from the St. Vincent dePaul Food pantry and Child Concern Center worked alongside members of the church during the drive.
The church has also been collecting donated coats for a mission project through the month of November. We have collected over 50 coats for the Bread Shed to pass out to people in Poplar Bluff and Butler County.
Story and photos courtesy of pastor Frank Chlastak.