Friday, 04 December 2009 00:00
The James Norton Council Knights of Columbus embarked on a mission that started 14 years ago. This mission was to help members of the community who are less fortunate. The K of C had prepared 75 baskets of food for distribution to many different families and groups who support families. Two senior citizens who we have visited for almost 14 years, had passed away this past summer and there is a void now knowing that they are not there. Although they are gone, the hugs, thank yous and sometimes tears will never be forgotten.
Grand Knight Tom Curran stated, “This was a tremendous effort by all involved to be able to deliver to 75 families of the communities. There are many people out there who are less fortunate than most of us, maybe most people do not realize how many there are. It could be a senior citizen, someone with a disability, or a single parent. Whatever the circumstance, it is important that we remember our neighbors. So if bringing a basket of food to someone helps ease the burden then it is well worth it to us. It’s the smiles and hugs that you receive that makes the effort all that more rewarding. We are talking about local people in need and not enough to go around. Donating a can of corn at the local grocery store is not enough if we really want to take care of our own.
Chairman Ron Pascucci stated, “Christmas is right around the corner and we will be there as we have been for 14 years and so can you. Take the time to prepare a basket for a family. Most of the schools have “adopt a family” programs that supply children with Christmas presents as well as baskets of food for the holidays. Most churches as well as the Boys & Girls Club and Senior Center also have families as well as the elderly in need.”
Maybe there is an organization that you have in mind that you can support. Even in the dead of winter when most people forget about the less fortunate but there is still a need for food. There are food pantries and soup kitchens that feed families all year long. So please try to remember the less fortunate especially around the holidays.