Holiday Drive Through Balloon Glow Donations Results in Half a Ton of Food for Iredell Christian Ministries | Local news

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Sasser said he was nervous when organizing the event, but White gave him a good point on how things might turn out.

“I was thinking about all the bad things that could happen, and Jay went on ‘the worst that can happen is an overwhelming success,’” Sasser said.

Sasser said he was disappointed some people were unable to enter due to opening hours and park staff, but said they hoped to iron out some of the planning the next time they organize a bright event like this. Participants all said they appreciated the flexibility of the city and the police department in organizing their event. They also thanked WAME for helping to promote the event.

“I would just say how awesome it was to see the balloon community doing what they love to do, putting smiles on their faces. And we need it more than ever, ”White said.

While food, just over three-quarters of a ton, was a large donation for which ICM was grateful, the need for food at ICM and other food banks remains great. Morrison said that although this donation would last about a week due to the particular goods donated, the organization consumes around 3,000 pounds of food per week. That number is slightly less surprising when it comes to serving about 35 families a day and sending food home to about 115 people a day, according to Morrison.

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