During the month of October, as a large Dare to Care Food Bank, HighPoint supported nearly 2,500 clients with food. While we have a large capacity to store non-perishable foods in our food pantry, the ability to store large amounts of fresh produce can be more challenging. Thanks to a generous donation by Jeff and Patti Baker (read about Jeff and Patti here), HighPoint has received two industrial-sized, walk-in refrigerators. These coolers have enabled HighPoint to dramatically increase our fresh food storage, helping our produce last longer and be distributed to more families in need. It is wonderful to be able to offer an increase of healthy food options. Thank you Jeff and Patti for making this possible!
So many volunteers helped make this a reality. A team from Southeast Christian church gave their time and vehicles to disassemble and transport the coolers to HighPoint. HighPoint board members and volunteers Sid Price, Bob Hancock and Brian Borgmann along with many other volunteers were instrumental in the assembly process in our food bank.
Of course, industrial-sized appliances require special electrical wiring and mechanical work. We are deeply grateful to Steve McCarty (Starlight Electric) and Jim Cantrell (Hussung Mechanical) for all the donated time and skilled work they contributed to get our coolers wired and running. A special thanks to Hussung Mechanical for donating a new compressor. We couldn’t have done it without them!
Thanks so much to everyone involved in this project. HighPoint is thankful for the way people come alongside our ministry to make a difference in the community.
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