To the editor:
That is an open letter of gratitude to our neighborhood!
Yokefellow turns into overwhelmed with generosity this time of the 12 months, and within the season of thankfulness we thank our whole neighborhood! I consider we will all agree that 2020 is a 12 months that may by no means be forgotten. With challenges got here change. With hardship got here humility and compassion. All the pieces is seen with completely different eyes, hearts and minds.
Yokefellow has not missed a single day, not one second of service throughout this tough time. Nevertheless, changes have been needed as time and sources are being directed to client-related wants.
On the very onset of the COVID-19 disaster Yokefellow’s meals pantry remained open, with solely three staff within the constructing. We labored straight by way of our days 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with out lunch closing. We continued to pack and ship meals to the senior communities and our rural cell pantry websites with slight modifications within the supply of this much-needed meals. We’re being known as upon, typically after hours and weekends, to pack and ship meals dwelling with our county’s selfless well being care companions to households underneath quarantine. To this point, we’ve got offered 183 beneficiant meals servings for supply to quarantined properties. Because the pandemic lingers in Caldwell County, we proceed to concentrate on well being and security, dedicated to offering needed primary must our neighborhood in want.
We congratulate you on your meals drive efforts to profit Yokefellow as a part of the nationwide Scouting for Meals Drive on Saturday, Nov. 21. The full poundage of the meals collected and delivered to us was 1,277! Weeks in the past the Caldwell Baptist Affiliation, in lieu of the annual Parade for the Hungry, collected money and reward playing cards, benefitting our meals pantry finances with $4,222.10! That is a powerful quantity meals and money donations collected by way of these efforts, and it couldn’t be collected at a greater time!
Meals and money donations are so essential proper now because the Yokefellow meals pantry continues to serve this neighborhood so generously. Our neighbors in Lenoir are struggling underneath the weights of the pandemic, however Yokefellow is right here on an everyday schedule to fulfill these households and share their burdens. Your beneficiant items added to our meals pantry and finances enable Yokefellow to proceed disbursing dietary meals and emergency help. Thanks for considering of your neighbors in want.
Have a Merry Christmas, and Caldwell County Yokefellow prays for God’s blessings for you and your loved ones.
Sharon V. Harmon, govt director
Caldwell County Yokefellow