October 12, 2011Winston-Salem, NC –
Ethan Weidner's mother, volunteer Ashley Weidner, said, “He enjoys helping by putting the bags of food in collection bins.” Ashley and Jeff Weidner had their family and friends from church volunteering to help Crisis Control Ministry at the Lowes Foods Fair Food Drive.
The food drive, held during the Dixie Classic Fair and sponsored by Lowes Foods, resulted in over 55,100 nonperishable food items donated to Crisis Control Ministry’s client choice food pantry. Even though this was less than donated last year, it will stock the food pantry through the fall and winter months.
Over 150 Crisis Control volunteers, including youth groups from First Presbyterian Church, a Girl Scout troop, Winston-Salem First, Top Priority Services, BB&T, and Merck Pharmaceutical reps, staffed fair gates to accept donations of five Lowes brand nonperishable food items to receive a free admission.
Crisis Control Ministry provides assistance with food to almost 300 families a month. The food pantry saw a 20% increase in requests for food assistance over the summer months.
Now in its 38th year and with offices in Winston-Salem and Kernersville, Crisis Control Ministry is a Christian-based ministry whose mission is to assist people in crisis to meet essential life needs and to become self-sufficient. Crisis Control Ministry also offers a food pantry and free pharmacy for Forsyth County residents. For additional information, go to their website at www.crisiscontrol.org. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/crisiscontrolministry.
For more information contact:
Judie Holcomb-Pack, APR, PR. & Marketing Coordinator
Phone: 336-724-7875, ext. 1040 Cell: 336-971-1004