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Folks on Spokes Food Drive

Folks on Spokes (a bicycle riding group), the Iowa Snowbird Club, and Gulf State Park held their third annual food drive for the Christian Service Center February 10th and February 11th, 2023, at the Gulf State Park Campground.  The park entrance fee was waived for those bringing food donations.

The 2023 totals are approximately 1,500 pounds of food and $1215.00 in cash for the Food Pantry.  The cash donated will purchase another 7,000 pounds of food from Feeding the Gulf Coast.  This comes at a time when the Center is experiencing high demand on food resources and is also dealing with rapidly rising food costs.  Thanks to all who organized the event, and thank you to everyone who made a contribution.

Pictured left to right:  Don and Sherry Anderson, Rusty and Karen Robbins, Steve Benda, Carol Cararia, and Charles Rothermel.

Christian Service Center (CSC) Annual Spaghetti Dinner 2023

The annual Christian Service Center Spaghetti Dinner will be Monday, February 6, 2023 from 4:30-7:00 p.m. at Gulf Shores United Methodist Church, Building B.  Tickets are $10.00 and are available in advance or at the door.  Dine-in or drive-through service is available.

Call CSC at (251) 968-5256 for more information.

Pictured:  Colleen Plotz; Lisa McFatter; Susan Coyne; Barb Zander

Folks on Spokes food drive for Christian Service Center

Folks on Spokes bicycle riding group and the Iowa Snowbird Club are holding a food drive on February 10 and 11 to benefit the Christian Service Center.  The food drive is being held at the Gulf State Park Campground from 8:00 a.m. until noon.  The $2.00 park entrance will be waived during these hours both days with a donation to the food drive.  The food donation drop site is located at the Nature Center Pavilion.  Items can be placed in the grocery carts near the camp store or someone will be available to take your donation in a drive-through manner.

The Center’s food pantry accepts any unopened and nonperishable foods, as well as toiletries, detergent, diapers, and paper products.  Currently, the pantry is especially in need of ramen noodles, oatmeal, grits, and cereal.  Cash donations are certainly welcome as we can often purchase food at a discount.

The Christian Service Center (CSC) is an all volunteer agency providing food and emergency aid to low income families in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach, and Fort Morgan.

Fuzzies for Friends

Orange Beach Elementary School National Elementary Honor Society members recently led a campaign that collected an enormous load of blankets, throws, and socks for clients of the Christian Service Center.  Their project, titled Fuzzies for Friends, will be a blessing to so many people.  Blankets and socks will be given to the elderly, as well as to the homeless and transients in need of warmth.

Pictured:  Anna Elise Ellsworth and Hutch Semiklose