I would like to take this opportunity to recognize two groups of people who recently gave significant donations to the Helping In His Name Food Bank in Jackson during May: Jackson Elementary’s Girls on the Run team and U.S. postal workers in East Feliciana Parish.

The Girls on the Run team, sponsored by teachers Brittany Hennigan and Lauren Mayfield, sold snacks at recess and raised $250 to purchase peanut butter for the food pantry.

What a surprise and delight to the families who received it on May 24.

The postal workers put paper bags in the mailboxes of Ethel and Jackson residents, who then turned around and donated a total of 2,059 pounds of food! We were absolutely amazed at the wonderfully large donation from both communities.

So, from the bottom of our hearts, we at the Helping In His Name Food Bank thank all of you for your wonderful contributions. They were much needed.

Beth Dawson

director, Helping In His Name Food Bank