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Feeding the 5,000 Families Set

posted Feb 15, 2013, 6:55 PM by Karla Reynolds   [ updated Feb 15, 2013, 7:03 PM ]
Idaho State Journal , Febuary 2, 2013

 POCATELLO — Pocatello’s Feeding the 5,000 Families drive for 2013 will run from Feb. 16 through March 31. This is the fellowship’s 16th year. Here are the events associated with the food drive:
The kickoff Interfaith concert will be Saturday, Feb. 16, at St. Joseph’s Chapel, 439 N. Hayes Ave., beginning at 7 p.m. This is the campaign kickoff event. Every year they have local performers from various area faith communities who donate their time to make this a unique and special event. All are welcome. The event is free but they will accept a can or box of food for the Idaho Foodbank.
There will be an Interfaith prayer celebration March 2 at 7 p.m., with the place to be announced.
The interfaith progressive dinner will be Saturday, March 16. Cost is $15 per person or $25 per couple; 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the Idaho Foodbank. For tickets, contact the food bank at 233-8811. The event begins with appetizers at 5:30 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 202 S. Seventh Ave., followed by soup and salad at 6 p.m., at Central Christian Church, 918 E. Center St. The main course begins at 6:30 p.m., at the LDS Caldwell Park Ward, Seventh Avenue and East Lewis Street. Dessert will be at the St. Anthony parish, Seventh Avenue and East Wyeth at 7 p.m.
The grocery store collection will be March 30 between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Portneuf Interfaith will be at Albertson’s, Fred Meyer, Ridley’s and Smith’s grocery stores, asking shoppers to contribute to the Feeding the 5,000 Food Drive.
The closing celebration will be Monday, April 8, at the Idaho Foodbank, 555 S. First Ave. in Pocatello. The event begins at 5:45 p.m., and is free to the public, although it is asked that you bring either two cans of chili or vegetables. One goes in the donation barrel and one goes into the Mulligan stew that will be cooked by Dutch-Oven Delights, and served after the service.
This year they have added a new feature — they will raffle a handmade quilt. The handmade queen-size quilt has been made by one of the committee members. The quilt is on display at the Gallows, 150 S. Fourth Ave. Tickets are available at the Gallows as well as with any committee member. They are $1 each or six for $5.
If you would like to help or participate in any of the events, or if you have questions, e-mail to feedingthe5000@gmail.com. Check out their website at feedingthe5000.org. Call Jeanne at 478-2363 or Lynda at 233-3229 for more information.
Anyone who is interested in helping with the food drive can come to Portneuf Valley Interfaith Fellowship’s planning meetings every Thursday at noon at the Idaho Foodbank.
The theme is “The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor,” from Proverbs 22:9.