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Food for Family Program 2016 - 2017
Picture of Family Chairman
Thomas E. LaCour
State Family Chairman
Email: FAMILY@kofc-wa.org
Phone: (206) 380-0749

Food for Families

Food for Families

Hunger knows no season and it is not confined to one region. The number of families that are at risk of suffering from hunger is on the rise. Your council should provide outreach to your parish soup kitchen or local food pantry throughout the year.

Here are some steps for participating in the Food for Families program:

*     Meet with local food pantries and soup kitchens to determine how your

*     council can assist in meeting their needs.

*     Schedule food drives at your councilor parish, or at a local store (if given

*     permission by the owner).

*     Give the dates of the scheduled food drives to your publicity chairman so you have a good turnout.

*     Distribute flyers at Mass to promote the collection dates and sites.

*     Place information on the food drives in the parish bulletin and local news media.

*     Involve your parish in "40 Cans for Lent", an initiative in which parishioners contribute one can of food for each day of the Lenten season.

*     Provide receptacles and bins for donated items, and make sure they are emptied frequently.

*     Be prepared to accept monetary donations.

 

Rebate for Participating in Food for Families

Once your council successfully completes the minimum participation requirements for Food for Families, it may qualify for a rebate from the Supreme Council headquarters. The rebate available for councils and assemblies is $100 for every $500 or every 1,000 pounds of food donated for a maximum rebate of $500 per fraternal year.

For your council to be eligible for the rebate and plaque, follow these guidelines:

  • Contribute a minimum of $500 or 1,000 pounds of food.
  • Complete and submit the Food for Families Reimbursement Program Refund and Plaque  (#10057). This form can be found online at kofc.org/forms or in the Council Report Forms Booklet (#1436).
  • Keep track of the hours of volunteer service your council provides to the food bank/pantry, as this information is used to determine your council’s eligibility to receive a plaque in recognition of the service provided.


Family Programs

Family of the Month - As Knights of Columbus, we have always been interested in the development of strong, vibrant families. In support of this philosophy and to create an even greater awareness of our many fine Knights of Columbus families, the Supreme Council instituted the “Family of the Month” program.
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Family of the Year - Each year, those councils participating in the “Family of the Month” program should also select a “Family of the Year.”
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Food for Family - Hunger knows no season and it is not confined to one region. The number of families that are at risk of suffering from hunger is on the rise. Your council should provide outreach to your parish soup kitchen or local food pantry throughout the year.
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