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Lord's Cupboard to distribute 480 Christmas meal boxes

PHOTO COURTESY OF LAURA COHEN

Volunteers are needed to pack Christmas meal boxes at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 at the Nazarene Family Center.
PHOTO COURTESY OF LAURA COHEN Volunteers are needed to pack Christmas meal boxes at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 at the Nazarene Family Center.

The Lord’s Cupboard will once again distribute hundreds of Christmas Meal Boxes to low-income households in Jefferson County.

Volunteers can help fill the Christmas Meal Boxes at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13 at the Nazarene Family Center at the corner of Sixth Street and Briggs Avenue.

“The Lord’s Cupboard will need plenty of help from the community to make the Boxes happen again for 2018!” stated a press release from the organization. “It’s chilly in the warehouse, so make sure you wear in a jacket and gloves.”

Children ages 12 and up are welcome, and should bring their volunteering forms to be signed. No registration is necessary; volunteers can just show up at a little before 5:30 p.m., ready to work.

Each meal contains the ingredients for a traditional Christmas supper as well as a number of other food items to help make the holidays brighter for those in need.

The Lord’s Cupboard of Jefferson County is the county’s emergency food pantry and distributes about 500 food orders per month. Nearly half of those served by the pantry are under the age of 18. Donations of food or cash are accepted at The Lord’s Cupboard, 303 N. 4th Street in Fairfield, from 1-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Credit card and Paypal donations are gratefully accepted at www.LordsCupboard.org.