Monday, October 3, 2016
It's our time to give back...
With Alana on bed rest due to pregnancy complications, Chris worked 2 jobs to make ends meet—pushing himself so hard that he quickly found himself hospitalized. After a serious lung surgery, he struggled to recover, while trying to keep up with the family finances. "We were barely keeping our heads above water. We didn't meet the guideline for [food] assistance." The Newington Food Bank—a Foodshare partner—was there for them, and their triplet baby girls. "They helped us weather the storm and keep food on the table and formula in the cupboard."
With help from his friends at Sequin Level Lodge, he is hosting a month-long food drive to directly support the Newington Food Bank. On October 15, the Lodge will host its annual Open House, during which time members of the community are welcome to stop by with donations. They will also be collecting throughout the month at local retail stores. With a goal of 3,000 pounds (or 2,500 meals worth of food) they are well on their way thanks to early donations.
"I will never forget the help that I received from the Newington Food Bank at a time when we needed them most," said Chris. "I'm glad to have been able to take this journey…and to help someone the way that I was helped.”
Read more in the October issue of Newington LIFE >