Photos by Diane Cox
WHO: Members of Evangelical United Church of Christ in Godfrey
WHAT: Food drive; amount collected reached 110 feet
WHEN: Nov. 2 to Nov. 28
WHERE: Crisis Food Center, Evangelical United Church, Godfrey
WHY: Marietta and Philip Bear organized the first food drive in 1990 with a goal of collecting enough items to surpass the height of the church’s bell tower. The Bears’ oldest daughter was age 4 in 1990; now their granddaughter is 4 and the family wanted to repeat the mission this year.
HOW: Members of the congregation were encouraged to donate items at the morning worship service every Sunday. For information on organizing a drive or donating, call the Crisis Food Center at (618) 466-6077 or (618) 462-8201.