NEW BREMEN — Every Christmas local churches, fire/police departments and service organizations do food drives to put Christmas dinners together for local families who need help. Local businesses and residents donate food and it is boxed up for the families and delivered before Christmas.
The hardest thing for most of the organizations to get is the meat for the Christmas meals. Some local businesses will donate hams for the meals, and this year Pusheta Creek Steaks, Wapakoneta, donated beef roasts to include in the boxes for the families which St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in New Bremen, give to. Amanda Liffiton wanted to help out an organization and St Paul’s Church had not delivered their meals yet.
“We talked to Rev. Becky Erb Strang and she told us they are not delivering their meals until this Friday so we wanted to help out the families in New Bremen,” Liffiton said.
Being a small business in Auglaize County, Liffiton appreciates the support of the local residents in Auglaize, Shelby and Allen Counties. This year she decided to return the support from the customers and help out families that are being given an early Christmas present.
Pam Egbert, ProDuctions PR LLC, has worked with Amanda and Pusheta Creek Steaks for the past few years and she knew St. Paul’s United Church of Christ helped out local families. She called Reverend Strang and asked if they had made their deliveries yet.
“I grew up in the New Bremen St. Paul’s Church and I knew they were still helping local families. Earlier this week I talked to the Wapakoneta Fire Department and they had already made their deliveries so I called St. Pauls about their food drive. Sometimes people just need a little help over the holidays and this is such a big deal to them,” she said.
Organizations such as St Paul’s United Church are making sure families have food over the holidays and children are having food on their table. Check with your local churches and civic organizations to see who is reaching out for the less fortunate.
This article was submitted by Pam Egbert.