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Second Annual Oatmeal Drive benefitting the Community Food Pantry of McKinney

Nov 22, 2013 6:00pm - 8:30pm

The Leadership Alumni Network, in partnership with The Sanctuary, will kick off their Second Annual Oatmeal Drive benefitting the Community Food Pantry of McKinney on Friday, Nov. 22 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. An evening of great food by Sterling Catering and live entertainment from The Guitar Sanctuary will highlight this charitable evening at The Sanctuary, the newly opened event venue located in Adriatica Village at 6633 Virginia Parkway in McKinney.

Attendees are asked to bring their donations of 18-ounce containers of oatmeal as part of their entry fee to enjoy this distinctive event. During the initial drive in 2012, nearly 300 pounds of oatmeal were donated to help fill the pantry’s shelves, and alumni organizers hope to double that amount during the 2013 drive.

The Community Food Pantry of McKinney formed 36 years ago and is an all-volunteer organization. According to Executive Director Carol Bodwell, over 5,234 families were fed in 2012, which included 8,146 children. And in January 2013 alone, 549 families were assisted, including 847 children.

So mark your calendar to be amongst the first to enjoy an evening at The Sanctuary and to help our neighbors who are in crisis. Click here to register. Don’t forget to purchase your 18-ounce containers of oatmeal to bring to the event!

Leadership McKinney extends a special thanks to supporting sponsors Marianne’s Custom Florals, Step Up Realty and Super 1 Foods.

Leadership McKinney is a program of the McKinney Chamber of Commerce with 480 alumni. Please contact Deb Fitzgerald with any questions about the event or leadership programming at dfitzgerald@mckinneychamber.com.

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