Hello! This is the Needy Basket report for October, 2018. Last month, the Needy Basket provided  food to 118 families in our local service area. This included 107 children, 59 senior citizens, and 214 adults. We also received 2,993 lbs of donated food items. Individuals donated 560 lbs, schools and churches donated 97 lbs, and businesses and organizations donated 2,336 lbs. The Flying J in Vandalia and the Meijer Distribution Center in Tipp City led the way. Thanks to all for your continuing generosity! 


In other news, the thirsty folks who attended the Tipp City Mum Festival Friday Night Cruise-In and the festival's weekend activities purchased a lot of water and sodas. In doing so, they contributed over $2,000 to the Needy Basket! In addition, Tipp City Mum Festival Motorcycle Ride participants also contributed over $1,000! Thanks to all and to the many volunteers who took care of our booths! We'll see you next year! Finally, thanks to the Tipp City Foundation for their generous grant supporting the Needy Basket Holiday Program! Planning has begun and sign-up information will be provided early next month. That's it for now and, as always, a big thank you to the generous folks in our community for helping others in need!