A Food Pantries Christmas

Marty Rosenfield, Executive Director of The Food Pantry and Mary Ann Creswell, Executive Director of
Highlands Emergency Council.


It’s the time of year when we wonder what to get that person who has everything. You don’t want to give them yet another present they won’t use, but you want to give them something, right?

Here ’s your answer – A Food Pantries Christmas in Highlands.  This cooperative effort supports both the Highlands Emergency Council’s food pantry and The Food Pantry of Highlands.  It’s an alternative gift event where you make a donation on behalf of your giftee, and it’s held after the annual Highlands Olde Mountain Christmas Parade, on Saturday, December 3, at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation.

The Highlands Emergency Council is a grass roots organization. The mission of the Highlands Emergency Council is truly people helping people. It assists low-income residents of the Highlands area, senior citizens, young families, single parent families, and those who have lost or are unable to find work. Their food pantry is just one of the many services that it offers and needs your support to keep its shelves stocked this winter.

The mission of the Food Pantry of Highlands is to provide nutritious food to anyone who meets the income eligibility guidelines.  The colder months put an extra strain on their clients, which means an extra burden on the pantry.  Their client base swells in the colder months and their shelves need to be constantly refilled.

Please consider giving the gift of generosity by visiting A Food Pantries Christmas on Saturday, December 3.  You’ll be able to enjoy live music by Well Strung and a barbecue lunch for $10, with all proceeds benefitting local food pantries.  You can also purchase casseroles, pies, and a variety of jams, jellies, and pickles.  It’s held from noon till 3:00 P.M. at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation on
Main Street, Highlands.

For more information, call Kirsten Huscusson at (828) 526-2968.