By Susan Hartley
November 15, 2013
To the Editor:
Covington Outreach Association (COA) has been very honored to have partnered with the Troy Meijer’s “Simply Give” food pantry program to help less fortunate families in our community. This program has become a very important way of supporting our food bank.
“Simply Give” is heavily backed by our local churches, local businesses, private benefactors and friends of the COA. Our organization worked hard to spread the word about the wonderful dollar-for-dollar matching program Meijer
“Simply Give” offers. We are very pleased to announce that we were recently awarded $29,020 in gift cards from Meijer’s fall program to help stock the shelves in our community food pantry.
We realize that the slow economy has made it very difficult for those needing help when we look at
the statistics for our own outreach ministries. Covington Outreach Association is currently serving an average
75 families’ emergency assistance needs each month. Our numbers show us that 1/2 of the families
that we assist are working but not able to pay their bills and provide meals for their children
at the same time. Meijer “Simply Give” allows food pantry dollars to go much further in providing help for those who
are working hard just to get by. We thank Meijer for their overwhelming generosity in supporting Covington’s fight
to stop hunger in our community.
Covington Outreach Association Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located at Covington Church of the Brethren, 101 N. Wall Street, Covington, OH 45318. Contributions are tax deductible.
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