They collected food from five area schools' student organizations, receiving approximately 8000 pounds of canned and dry goods.

Fr. James Clement KC Council 6389 from St. Amant with help from their Ladies Auxiliary has completed their annual Christmas basket food drive.

They provided 155 families in need with all the fixings, and then some, for a good Christmas meal. They collected food from five area schools' student organizations, receiving approximately 8000 pounds of canned and dry goods.

With the goods collected, donations and allocated funds they were able to provide 35 more baskets this Christmas than last year.

The baskets included items such as ham, dressing, yams and many other fixings to make a meal to feed any size family. The amount of canned and dry goods collected was so extensive they were able to donate approximately 2600 pounds to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church food pantry.

Contributed by KC Council 6389