Jo Anne Embleton
Jacksonville Daily Progress
Five more area entities have joined the People Helping People program, bringing the total number of participants in the fight against hunger campaign to 91 as of Nov. 27.
New partners include White's Temple and Casa Internacional de Adoracion, Primera Iglesia Bautista and Warminster Fiberglass, all of Jacksonville, as well as the Jacksonville High School Band Boosters.
In addition, Houston firm Stewarts Packaging has donated an estimated $1,500 worth of baskets that will be used to package food that will be distributed to families in need who are recommended by the churches and businesses taking part in the program.
Local businesses Skateland and Adolfo's Pizza also have donated a bicycle which is featured as part of a drawing to help raise additional funds for People Helping People. Tickets are $1 each.
People Helping People is a grocery discount program launched in late October in Jacksonville. Cards can be used for purchases at Super Gallo, located in Suite 200 at 1009 S. Jackson, except for alcohol, tobacco or WIC program purchases.
Ten percent of all grocery sales through Dec. 20 will be set aside to provide items for food baskets that will be distributed Dec. 22 to families recommended by the groups and businesses utilizing the program.
For more information about the People Helping People, contact Tony Wilburn 903-372-1346 or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org. Information is also available at Super Gallo Market, 903-589-7654.