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Local church donates canned soup during Super Bowl

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RONAN — In the spirit of the Super Bowl and friendly competition, members of the Seventh Day Adventist Church of Ronan raised over 600 cans of soup for the Bread Basket during a four week canned soup drive.

The Bread Basket is a food pantry, organized by volunteers from the area. Sherri McDonald and Ernie Ducheneaux from the Bread Basket were present last Monday to accept the cans. The pair noted that the donation of the 624 cans of soup came just in the nick of time, as the organization was running low on soup.

The idea was the brainchild of Rus Jenkins, a member of the church. Jenkins could not present the Bread Basket with the donation because of a recent hip surgery. Instead, the pastor of the church Kevin Miller was present to hand over the canned goods. He noted that Jenkins was the driving force behind the can drive. 

“We would love to see this expanded,” Miller said. “It created a real sense of energy (among church members.)”

Miller also said that there is a chance the drive could become a yearly Super Bowl Tradition.

Both Ducheneaux and McDonald expressed their gratitude to the church and all the organizations and businesses that donate to the food pantry.

They noted that about 140 families who are in need visit the Bread Basket every month and are given canned goods according to the family’s size. 

For more information about the Bread Basket, call 676-4357.

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