Fundraiser to benefit five local food pantries

Published: Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 11:26 a.m. CST • Updated: Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 11:27 a.m. CST

The Jasper County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is partnering with Colette Hill at Sugar Grove Vineyard & Gathering Place to host the Jasper County Food Pantries Fall Fundraiser from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Sugar Grove, located west of Newton at 6602 Ginger Ave.

Performers this year include Nick Knudsen, Julie Moss and Headin’Home Quartet. Proceeds from the fundraiser will be distributed among the five main food pantries in Jasper County. The Newton Salvation Army, along with the Monroe/Prairie City, Colfax/Mingo and Baxter food pantries, as well as the Eastern Jasper Christian Food Pantry, which serves Kellogg, Reasnor, Lynnville, Sully and Killduff will benefit from the event. 

The Jasper County Chapter of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans will match the first $1,800 raised.  Donations made through the chapter are tax deductible. 

Last year’s fundraiser raised approximately $5,500 for Jasper County food pantries. There will be a freewill offering at the performance. Anyone who cannot attend but wishes to donate may send checks payable to Jasper County Iowa Chapter of Thrivent to Bill Bennett 513 S. Third Ave. E., Newton, IA 50208.