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Food for the Soul holds inaugural Pass the Plate celebration dinner

Posted: August 4, 2011 1:47 p.m.
Updated: August 5, 2011 5:00 a.m.

Food for the Soul, the Camden-based ministry to the hungry and homeless in Kershaw County, will conclude its Pass the Plate summer fundraising campaign on Saturday, Aug. 13 with a special event to be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at it’s center located at 110A East DeKalb St. in Camden, behind United Way.

The inaugural Pass the Plate celebration dinner will begin with a complimentary barbecue meal served at 6:30 p.m., followed by a short program at 7:30 p.m. and an auction of a decorative plate designed and crafted by local artist Claude Buckley. Musical entertainment will be provided during the meal and program by Phyllis David and Julia Halford.

The Pass the Plate campaign, which will conclude on Sunday, Aug. 14, focused on “passing the plate” in local civic groups, community organizations, businesses, and churches around the county to support the organization’s efforts in feeding and sheltering the county’s hungry and homeless. Food for the Soul is a faith-based nonprofit community organization which operates a soup kitchen and emergency shelter program. They are currently feeding as many as 100 or more people a day, offering temporary emergency shelter to individuals and families in crisis, providing daytime services for the homeless including respite from the extreme heat of the summer day, and developing a winter shelter program to offer homeless people a safe and warm place to sleep overnight when the weather is dangerously cold.

Visit the Food for the Soul Center, open 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, or contact facility director Fred Ogburn at 432-4771. Visit the organization online at www.foodforthesoulkc.org or on Facebook.

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