Volunteers pack food bags for CSC Summer “Backpack” program

Parents may start picking up bags May 29 and continue once a week until school starts again in August.

Each child receives a bag filled with five each of easy to prepare breakfast and lunch items and ten snacks. This program seeks to supplement our children’s summer food needs in the absence of free or reduced breakfast and lunch at school.

Families must live in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, or Ft. Morgan and must be income qualified.  Sign up at the Christian Service Center Monday – Friday between 9 – 12.

Gulf Shores Men’s Snowbird Coffee Club

The Gulf Shores Men’s Snowbird Coffee Club has been in existence for 41 years. It started out as a social coffee club and over the years, has evolved into a social and golf club. From January through mid-March they meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for coffee before golfing. The club now has 293 members from both Canada and the U.S. – mostly snowbirds.  In 2000, the club began giving contributions to local charities and has given close to $60,000 in that time. This year the club chose the Christian Service Center as their beneficiary and presented the Center with $1500.

Pictured above are Don Harms, Mary Lee Harms, Center volunteers, receiving the check from Larry Cole, Gail Shoemaker, and Tom Williams.