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Filling The Needs

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Filling The Needs

Feeding the Needy was founded in 2002 by John Baldwin and Craig Babylon to provide food on Christmas day for families in need on the Northshore. John and Craig shared the idea with Deacon Skip Graffinini, who was the executive director of The Covington Food Bank, which is now The Northshore Food Ban... Read More

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Feeding the Needy was founded in 2002 by John Baldwin and Craig Babylon to provide food on Christmas day for families in need on the Northshore. John and Craig shared the idea with Deacon Skip Graffinini, who was the executive director of The Covington Food Bank, which is now The Northshore Food Bank, and learned that The Food Bank was  servicing sixty to sixty five families at that time. A decision was made to move forward and the project was named "Feeding the Needy". The Covington Rotary Club was approached for support and special focus was put on providing food for the school children who, during the holidays, do not receive the meals they receive at school and depend on as their main source of nutrition.
 
Each year on December 23 and 24, volunteers from all over the area come together to prepare Christmas boxes that include a 14 to 16 pound cooked turkey with numerous side dishes and dessert.  Each box has enough food to feed a family of four to five with larger families receiving additional boxes. Deliveries are made to families throughout the Northshore area including St. Tammany, Washington and Tangipahoa parishes. On Christmas morning, Rotarians and other community volunteers hand deliver the boxes to the homes of the identified families. Each family only needs to heat the food and it is ready to serve as a substantial Christmas Day meal and have left overs to help on the days leading up to school reopening.
 
This year, due to COVID things will be a little different for FTN. We will have fewer volunteer opportunities and will be offering pick up locations instead of home deliveries.

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Kirk Michel, on behalf of

Covington Rotary Foundation

Our project feeds approximately 6,000 individuals (mostly children) during a time when access to daily nutrition is at a premium and for many not available at all.

Kirk Michel

Just a Rotarian who wants to do his part in helping his club make a difference in other peoples lives. Kirk Michel began his service to the community over 20 years ago when he volunteered to coach the grade school cross country team. Twelve years ago Kirk joined the Covington Rotary club Louisiana, a small group of business leaders who are dedicated to making their community better. This fundraiser is designed to assist their efforts in Filling the Needs of those less fortunate.

Covington, Louisiana

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    Kirk M Michel

    4 months ago

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Filling The Needs

badge Filling The Needs

$20 of $50,000

raised from 1 people

Filling The Needs

Kirk Michel, on behalf of

Covington Rotary Foundation

Our project feeds approximately 6,000 individuals (mostly children) during a time when access to daily nutrition is at a premium and for many not available at all.

Kirk Michel

Just a Rotarian who wants to do his part in helping his club make a difference in other peoples lives. Kirk Michel began his service to the community over 20 years ago when he volunteered to coach the grade school cross country team. Twelve years ago Kirk joined the Covington Rotary club Louisiana, a small group of business leaders who are dedicated to making their community better. This fundraiser is designed to assist their efforts in Filling the Needs of those less fortunate.

Covington, Louisiana

Recent Donations

  • $20.00

    Kirk M Michel

    4 months ago

    Thanks !

Filling The Needs

Feeding the Needy was founded in 2002 by John Baldwin and Craig Babylon to provide food on Christmas day for families in need on the Northshore. John and Craig shared the idea with Deacon Skip Graffinini, who was the executive director of The Covington Food Bank, which is now The Northshore Food Ban... Read More

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Feeding the Needy was founded in 2002 by John Baldwin and Craig Babylon to provide food on Christmas day for families in need on the Northshore. John and Craig shared the idea with Deacon Skip Graffinini, who was the executive director of The Covington Food Bank, which is now The Northshore Food Bank, and learned that The Food Bank was  servicing sixty to sixty five families at that time. A decision was made to move forward and the project was named "Feeding the Needy". The Covington Rotary Club was approached for support and special focus was put on providing food for the school children who, during the holidays, do not receive the meals they receive at school and depend on as their main source of nutrition.
 
Each year on December 23 and 24, volunteers from all over the area come together to prepare Christmas boxes that include a 14 to 16 pound cooked turkey with numerous side dishes and dessert.  Each box has enough food to feed a family of four to five with larger families receiving additional boxes. Deliveries are made to families throughout the Northshore area including St. Tammany, Washington and Tangipahoa parishes. On Christmas morning, Rotarians and other community volunteers hand deliver the boxes to the homes of the identified families. Each family only needs to heat the food and it is ready to serve as a substantial Christmas Day meal and have left overs to help on the days leading up to school reopening.
 
This year, due to COVID things will be a little different for FTN. We will have fewer volunteer opportunities and will be offering pick up locations instead of home deliveries.

No update found.

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