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Community collects food for pantry

During the Twinbrook food drive on May 16, the neighborhood gathered about 500 pounds of non-perishable foods as well as other necessities.

The Demmy family passed through the neighborhood streets, stopping at the homes for the donations.  After two hours, a pickup truck-load was amassed.

The items were delivered to the Cooleemee Community Food Pantry that afternoon.  Paula Campbell, pantry coordinator, was pleased with the donations.

In addition to the folks living in Twinbrook, contributions were made from several area churches including Holy Cross Lutheran, Second Presbyterian, Erwin Temple CME, New Jerusalem Apostolic, Shiloh Baptist, Cedar Grove Baptist, and Mainville AME Zion, as well as from the ADK Sorority and the Davie NAACP.

A special financial contribution was made in memory of Sylvia Steele, who recently died. She was instrumental in the founding of the Cooleemee Community Food Pantry.

“A heartfelt thank you goes out to all who participated in the Twinbrook food drive. During this time of struggle for many, these items will be of great help,” said Carole Demmy.