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City of Sugar Land
News Release
Monday, December 05, 2011

Sugar Land’s CAN-Do Spirit offers Hope this Holiday Season

 

Sugar Land, TX - Make sure hunger isn’t a worry to families by donating food during Sugar Land’s Share Your Holiday Food Drive on Dec. 9, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the new Imperial Park Recreation Center, 234 Matlage Way.

All donations will benefit East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry and St. Vincent de Paul Society to help those less fortunate this holiday season.

 

Many families and individuals are struggling due to job layoffs, evictions, stagnant income or illness.  Moreover, infants and children suffer the most by not receiving the right amount of nutrition at a crucial time when their bodies are developing and growing.

 

According to East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry Community Outreach Coordinator Connie Esposito, more than 39,000 people in Fort Bend County were in need of assistance last year. That is equal to more than 3,000 people a month who seek help.

 

“The need has grown …” says Esposito, “We still live in a community that’s growing in size.”

 

Citizens may support the ministry’s efforts during Sugar Land’s food drive through donations of canned goods, beans, dried fruit, flour, rice, sugar, powdered and canned milk, baby formula and other non-perishable food items. Diapers are also needed. Cash donations or checks made payable to the East Fort Bend Human Needs Ministry will also be accepted.

 

“It’s an ongoing effort to have food here and have the money for the financial assistance program but it definitely takes a community to keep us running,” Esposito says.

 

One CAN can make the difference.

 

For more information, visit www.sugarlandtx.gov or call (281) 275-2885.




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