KINGSTON — Barb Fulton, director of the Kingston Food Bank, was overwhelmed as she accepted five large boxes filled with food, and $420 (enough for 32 turkeys) Nov. 30 by the Kingston Cove Yacht Club.
In addition, the KCYC donated a special surprise: hand-made Christmas stockings stuffed with lotions, nail products, and socks for 16 mothers; and toys, games and sweets for 12 children.
Fulton gently spoke with tears in her eyes as she said, “These stockings will make a lot of people very happy,” as she accepted the twenty-eight filled stockings.
The stockings, sewn and decorated by a small KCYC work group, were filled by club members. In addition, eight boxes of essential items were assembled and wrapped for homeless clients.
“We are proud to support our community and our local charities. In this season of giving thanks for all we have, no family should go hungry. We are happy to assist the Kingston Food Bank in making sure that our local families are provided for,” yacht club commodore Tony Clark said.
Though chilling temperatures and the number of families seeking assistance in Kingston continue to rise, Fulton reminds residents that the work of giving and assisting those in need continues throughout the year.
As of now, 75 families are signed with the Kingston Food Bank for holiday assistance. For some, their holiday just got a little brighter from the donated food and gifts of the KCYC.
To help supply food and basic necessities for local families in Kingston, call 360-297-4861 or visit the Kingston Food Bank FaceBook page.
The Kingston Cove Yacht Club is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to enhance membership experience on and off the water through cruising, education, social interaction and charitable activities. The club is open to members with or without a boat.