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Drive aims for towering sculpture of food

Published 11:56pm Wednesday, January 18, 2012

ACTION’s Food Pantry Ministry at Dowagiac’s Ice Time Festival Feb. 4  to build a towering “food sculpture” from donated canned goods to go along with 20,000 pounds of carved art.

Cash donations will be accepted along with any staple canned item, according to Jeff Neumann, ACTION Ministry Center trustees chairman, who hopes the pyramid will “generate awareness and support for this vital ministry.”

The food drive is now under way with a collection bin set up at Dowagiac City Hall.

Last September, ACTION (Area Churches Together In One Network) started a food pantry at 301 Main St. in Dowagiac. Each week, it provides food for up to 70 families who live within Dowagiac school district.

“Our funds are collected from churches and individuals who feel led to serve Christ by helping those in need,” Neumann said Wednesday. “This ministry is part of ACTION Ministry Center’s greater goal of meeting needs of the local community. We hope to expand to many other areas, providing Christ-centered services and showing God’s love to the people of Dowagiac.”

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