Food Baskets help 200 families in Carlinville
An estimated 200 families received a food basket in December from Carlinville Lodge 1412, continuing a holiday tradition that dates to the 1950s. More than 150 volunteers packed and delivered the food boxes. Each basket was filled with basic nutritional food.
Carlinville Elks depend on area businesses and individuals to donate to the annual project. “The Elks members are very proud to live in a community that continually steps up when asked to assist their fellow citizens in need,” lodge spokesman Roy Robinson said. ”Organized chaos soon turned into efficient delivery of the boxes of food. Drug Awareness pamphlets and coloring books for the kids were also inserted into the boxes.”