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GCM begins new Fab 5 campaign for basic food items

Published on Thursday, January 22, 2015

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Fab 5 items Greer Community Ministries is seeking during this year's campaign.
 
 

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Fab 5 items Greer Community Ministries is seeking during this year's campaign.

 

 



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Tony Langford of the Greer Lions Club presents a check for $6,500 to Cindy Simpler, Greer Community Ministries executive director. The money is from the proceeds of the Hot Dog Supper at Big Thursday. Langford is the Big Thursday chair of the Greer Lions Club.
 
 

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Tony Langford of the Greer Lions Club presents a check for $6,500 to Cindy Simpler, Greer Community Ministries executive director. The money is from the proceeds of the Hot Dog Supper at Big Thursday. Langford is the Big Thursday chair of the Greer Lions Club.

 

 

Greer Community Ministries (GCM) is launching a new Fab 5 campaign to create awareness of the consistent need for basic food items. The campaign features items that frequently run low in the Food Pantry at the nonprofit organization.

“Last year we found out that people like to know specific ways to support us,” said Cindy Simpler, GCM Executive Director. “This list is a way for folks to remember to pick up a few extra of the items they probably already purchase at the grocery store and donate them to us.”

One item from the Fab 5 will be featured each week. This year’s items are: corn muffin mix, 1 pound boxes of spaghetti noodles, canned tomatoes, 1 pound boxes of other dried pasta, and canned fruit.

Last year’s Fab 5 items remain high on the needs list – cereal, oatmeal, grits, beef stew, and spaghetti sauce.

A food order consists of five bags of nonperishable food and is available once every six months. The order should feed a family of three or four for three to five days. Larger families receive two or three food orders based on the number of people living in the household.Lee said that new socks and underwear in all shapes and sizes are needed all year.

The campaign starts Feb. 2.

Week 1: corn muffin mix

Week 2: 1-pound boxes of spaghetti noodles

Week 3: canned fruit

Week 4: 1 pound boxes of dried pasta

Week 5: canned tomatoes

 

 

 

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