Local Knights make two donations to food bank

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Grand Knight Jerry Bribiescas presents a check from the local Knights of Columbus to Joyce McClung of the Tri-Community Food Bank.


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Knights of Columbus Gene Helgeson, Bob Muller, Lorenzo Polanco and Bernie Finch drop off one of the Knights’ numerous food donations to the Tri-Community Food Bank. (Submitted photo)

   The Knights of Columbus presented Joyce McClung and the Tri-Community food bank a check for more than $300, along with nearly 300 pounds of food donations, last Tuesday in Mammoth.

   “The Knights would like to thank the parishioners of St. Helen, St. Bartholomew and Blessed Sacrament Catholic churches for their tremendous generosity,” said Grand Knight Jerry Bribiescas.

   The three parishes have donated over a half a ton of food, with help from St. Helen’s youth.

   The Knights of Columbus sponsor a nation wide program called “Food for Families” according to Past Grand Knight Johnnie Seballos.  

    “The Supreme Knights of Columbus office recognizes local Councils’ food donations and reimburses us based on the tonnage we contribute.  We decided to donate our reimbursement from last year’s efforts to the food bank,” Seballos said.

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