PTK holds food drive for Hope Ministries

By Teresa Andrews

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Phi Theta Kappa officers delivered the food collected for the fall service project to Hope Ministries on Nov. 20.  PTK members and non-members collected around 10 large boxes of food that was donated to Hope Ministries in Senatobia.  (Photo submitted)

Phi Theta Kappa held a food drive for Hope Ministries in November, making this their fall service project.

Judy Barham, early childhood education technology instructor and PTK adviser, said the drive turned out to be a success.

Dr. Kim Hamilton-Wims, chemistry instructor and PTK adviser, said, PTK members and non-members donated about three car loads of non-perishable foods, which equaled to about 10 large boxes.

“I think it was cool that we got to help people in the community, and it’s a good feeling to know that we are helping some that we know,” Ashlinn Webster, PTK historian and a freshman studying elementary education from Hernando, said.

Hope Ministries is a local Christian social service agency that gives the hope of Christ by serving the neighbors in times of need and supporting their efforts toward stability.

They give to the working individuals who simply cannot make ends meet, senior citizens on fixed incomes, people with disabilities or illnesses, victims of job loss or spousal abandonment and people suffering from other crises.

They also provide food, help with rent, mortgages  or utilities, transportation, medical needs and referral services to alternate assistance providers.

Hope Ministries does so much through donations through the public and accepts any form of donation.

To receive their services, you must apply and be accepted into their program to receive your box or gift once a month.