For The Madison Press
November 29, 2013
Plain City area churches are making plans for the annual Christmas Basket project.
In 2012, baskets and gifts were distributed to 216 families which included over 1,000 individuals approximately 500 of whom were children.
While the largest portion of food for the baskets is purchased by the Plain City Church Fellowship through the Plain City Food Bank and at local super markets, food can also be donated through local churches, at any Jonathan Alder school or at the Plain City Food Bank. Monetary donations are also welcome and may be given to local churches or to the “Christmas Basket Fund” and sent to the Plain City Presbyterian Church, 231 E. Main St., Plain City, OH 43064.
Another simple but rewarding way of participating in this mission is to adopt one of these families and buy the Christmas presents that go with their food basket. Families may be adopted through local churches or by calling the Presbyterian Church or McCray. Guidelines are provided for purchasing gifts for appropriate age levels.
Volunteers are also needed and welcome to help at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21 at the Plain City Presbyterian Church to pack and deliver baskets.
For more information about the Plain City Church Fellowship Christmas Food Basket Drive, contact Jim Kaufman, food drive chairman, at (937) 642-7252.