Sparta Elks help the food pantries

| 15 Feb 2012 | 08:57

SPARTA — The Sparta Elks donated $1000 worth of food to two local pantries — the one at the First Presbyterian Church in Sparta, and the other located at the First Baptist Church in Newton. The need for food during the summer months is greater because families with children that normally receive lunch at school are not getting those meals. The Elks have helped their communities since 1868. The Elks motto: Elks Share, Elks Care has been a driving force. With the cost of food rising and people in need not diminishing, the food pantries are always in need of food. To make a donation contact The First Presbyterian Church of Sparta Food Pantry at 973-729-6197 and the First Baptist Church of Newton Food Pantry at 908-852-6458.