Cadets with the Effingham Cadet Squadron of Civil Air Patrol were “all in” to their most recent community service project, to help sort more than 10,000 pounds of canned food in preparation for the annual Thanksgiving meal provided by Manna House Ministries.
Eleven cadets joined by eight senior members spent more than two hours sorting food from the Second Harvest Food Bank into boxes separated into mixed beans, green beans and peas, mixed vegetables, soups, meats and tomato and fruit products.
“The food is originally obtained in large barrels from Second Harvest Food Bank. Sorting it makes it much easier to distribute to those in need,” said Lisa Bush, director of Manna House Ministries.
The organization works year-round to provide food for those in need. Manna House plans to serve Thanksgiving meal boxes to approximately 800 households this year as part of its outreach ministry, according to Bush.
Manna House is able to provide food to those in need thanks to donations and proceeds from its thrift shop, Bush said. Anyone interested in donating or volunteering can contact the organization at 826-2037 on Mondays and Thursdays from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. The Manna House food pantry, including the thrift shop, is located at 1210 Patriot Dr. in Rincon, opposite the YMCA building.
The Effingham Cadet Squadron meets Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at 226 Goshen Rd., building 200. For more information, contact Jeff Lariscy at firstname.lastname@example.org or (912) 682-0154. Or visit www.gocivilairpatrol.com or www.capvolunteernow.com.