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2018 Pack the Pantry Gumbo Fundraiser

Posted by zachary on February 19, 2018

2018 Pack the Pantry Gumbo Fundraiser

On Thursday, March 15, friends of the Zachary Food Pantry will once again host their chicken and sausage gumbo fundraiser benefitting the Zachary Food Pantry.  The gumbo will be cooked on-site at the City of Zachary Parking Lot, located at 4650 Main Street by Paul Mier of Chris’s Specialty Meats and Cajun Catch, along with his volunteer team.  Sales will be held from 11:00 to 1:00 p.m. for $5 per take out order.  Upon request, orders of 20 or more pre-sale gumbo lunches can be delivered at your designated time.  Deliveries must be within the city limits of Zachary.  Tickets can be bought in advance at the City of Zachary Utility Payment Office, located at 4650 Main Street. 

The Zachary Food Pantry volunteers will also be on hand to collect any canned goods during the fundraiser.  Drive by and pick up your delicious gumbo and drop off nonperishable items at the POD.  Any item is appreciated, but we have many requests for high-protein items, such as peanut butter, cereal, kid-friendly foods, soups, stews and canned meat.

“Our goal is to continue to provide a balanced meal to over 300 households and to approximately 100 elderly clients on a monthly basis.  All households who receive meals must properly qualify annually according to income criteria and must reside in the Zachary Community School District boundaries.  The gumbo fundraiser will certainly help, but will only fulfill a portion of the current need,” says Mike Amrhein and Dale Hughes, Chairmen of the 2018 Pack the Pantry Gumbo Fundraiser. 

If your business is interested in a sponsorship level for this event, contact Mike Amrhein at 225 301-4677 or Dale Hughes, 225 572-4287. Presenting Sponsorship levels are available at $1,500.00, Gumbo Pot Sponsorship levels are $250.00 and Supporting Sponsorships are $100.00. Donations may be made anytime to support the Zachary Food Pantry, P.O. Box 932, Zachary, LA  70791.  The Zachary Food Pantry is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization, so your gift may be tax deductible, please check with your tax preparer.