A week before Christmas, NEFBA’s Clay Builders Council partnered with the Food Pantry of Green Cove Springs for the 27th consecutive year to provide food baskets to more than 100 Clay County families.
Each basket had all the items necessary for a traditional Christmas dinner.
This joint effort began when the council built shelves and a reception area for the Food Pantry of Green Cove Springs. Wanting to contribute more, the Clay builders began giving away food baskets the next year creating a holiday tradition.
Through the purchase of food and overseeing its distribution, CBC helped to ensure at least a portion of those Clay County families in need have Christmas dinner.
The Clay County Humane Society also joined in the effort by giving out food for hungry pets.
Volunteers from Boy Scout Troop 424 were on hand to help people load baskets into their cars and Santa Claus himself supervised operations while checking his list.
The families were selected by the food pantry with input from local churches and then invited to receive Christmas food baskets.
“I am grateful that we (Clay Builders Council) have an opportunity to help those in need in our own community,” said Trish Kolosky, chair of the event for CBC. “I am so proud that we have been able to continue to provide support to the food pantry, and I am looking forward to working with them for years to come for the benefit of families in Clay County who need some help.”