Food Drive Event Set Monday

posted Apr 20, 2010, 8:25 AM by Karla Reynolds
April 17, 2010     POCATELLO — The Feeding the 5,000 Families food drive will be celebrating the closing of this year’s food drive on Monday. It will be held at the Idaho Foodbank at 555 S. First Ave., beginning at 5:45 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Portneuf Valley Interfaith Fellowship.    The closing celebration is open and free to the public, but if you can, bring a can of vegetables and a can of chili to contribute to the Mulligan stew being cooked by Dutch-Oven Delights.    The Brothers of Jared, a family band, will offer praise songs at 5:45 p.m., and Pastor Craig Strobel, First United Methodist Church, will offer the opening prayer.      The welcome will be made by the Feeding the 5,000 cochairs, Dawn McLaughlin and Karla Reynolds.    Remarks from the Idaho Foodbank will be given by Joye Jones, who is the eastern facility branch manager for the food bank.    Carl Levenson, of Temple Emanuel, will give a Scripture reading from the Old Testament and the Rev. Phil Meyer of the Faith Lutheran Church will provide the message   . There will be a Feeding the 5,000 re-enactment by children from the Holy Spirit Catholic Community.    The closing prayer and blessing on the food will be made by Karla Reynolds, Grace Lutheran Church;   Glenda Hill, from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Karen McCall, First United Methodist Church; Jolene Barnett-Stephens, Community of Christ; Carol Young, Central Christian Church; Bruce Corbridge   from the LDS faith; Lynda Montgomery, First United Methodist Church; and Dawn McLaughlin, LDS.    The blessing on the food will be made by Dr. Ed Jordan, of the Gate City Baptist Church.

Diners are served at the LDS church on East Center Street recently as part of the rotating meal for The Feeding the 5,000 Families food drive event. The drive concludes this year with an event Monday at the Idaho Foodbank in Pocatello.