11 - 19 - 2013 Centre Co. Toys For Tots campaign kicks off with breakfast
[CDT] After guests at the 2013 Centre Co. Toys for Tots kickoff breakfast finished their meals yesterday, Nicole Summers gave them something else to chew on. Summers, the executive director of the Bellefonte FaithCentre thrift store and food bank, urged the crowd to remember to give food along with new toys during the Marine Corps Reserveâs annual holiday campaign. Hunger, she said, is on the rise locally. Last month, FaithCentreâs food bank served 870 people â almost triple the monthly total from when Summers started in 2007. This Christmas, she said, FaithCentre expects to feed more than 1,000 people, highlighting the need for food donations. Toys for Tots families who register through Centre Co.âs 7 food banks receive groceries for a holiday dinner.