Colbert Tigers Athletic Foundation helps Dayton church feed community during holidays

The shelves of the food pantry at First Baptist Church in Dayton were replenished just in time for the holidays with the help of Colbert Tigers Athletic Foundation.

The end of the year brings out the best in many people in terms of generosity and kindness, and the Colbert Tigers Athletic Foundation is an excellent example. First Baptist Church Dayton was the recipient of a financial gift from this group that was directed specifically to the church’s food pantry just in time for the holiday season.

The timing of their giving was perfect in that the church food pantry fund is totally dependent upon donations and was nearly depleted. Since their contribution, the church was able to serve 34 families in time for Thanksgiving and 63 families during December with grocery bags full of food that includes a variety of canned goods, box dinners, and dry goods (i.e., rice, beans, spaghetti). In addition, there were specialty bags of food given to homeless people who don’t have kitchen facilities.

Members of the Colbert Tigers Athletic Foundation who presented the check to the church were Joe St. Julian, John Como and Lewis Baldwin Sr.

“First Baptist Church Dayton sincerely appreciates their expression of good will as do all the people they were able to help with their generosity,” said Janette Goulder-Fick, financial administrator for FBC-Dayton, in an emailed statement.

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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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