St. John the Baptist Parish - In an effort to share the holiday spirit of giving this season, Parish President Natalie Robottom, her Administrative Staff, and St. John Parish employees teamed up to assemble holiday food baskets for families in need. The baskets, filled with non-perishable food items and holiday fixings, were distributed to needy families Wednesday morning, just in time for Christmas preparations.
Parish President Robottom, with a contribution from Assessor-Elect Lucien Gauff, also donated turkeys and hams to the families. Overall, more than forty baskets were distributed donated by each Parish department with a donation of 21 baskets from the Office of Fire Services.
The families receiving food donations were identified through the Department of Health and Human Services. “This year, we doubled the number of baskets assembled and hope to continue making the giveaway bigger and better,” said President Robottom. “As servants of the community, we are pleased to know that our efforts brought joy to more than 40 families and we wish them all a very joyous Christmas and Holiday Season.” Additional resources for needy families may be available through local churches and the St. John Ministry of Care.