2006 Food Baskets

The Commandery's biggest event of the year is by far the Christmas Food Baskets.  All of our fundraisers throughout the year provide funds for this one event.  Late into the night on Friday the 15th and then again in the early morning of Saturday the 17th, the members of the Knights of St. John Commandery #130 filled 242 food baskets with food for the needy.  Each basket held over $100 worth of food, including a turkey, chips, canned goods, flour, fruit and vegetables.  In addition, each basket came with a gallon of milk and a loaf of bread.  This is the 24th year that the Knights have engaged in the Food Basket project.  Members work all year at various charitable fundraising events such as the golf scramble and the casino night to raise the funds necessary.  The only requirement is need, with baskets going to needy individuals and families from the Germantown area as well as organizations such as the Schuhmann Social Service Center, St. Therese's Rectory and Our Mother of Sorrows.

Pictures from the 2006 Food Basket distribution

Rocky doing what he does best ... giving direction

Early morning on Saturday

Giving back to the community always puts a smile on our faces

Loading up the baskets

We started filling up baskets on Friday night

The building was filled with baskets on Friday night

Saturday morning oranges

Another satisfied customer

Moving boxes out on Saturday morning


The following photos were featured in the December 18th 2005 Courier-Journal (by Pam Spaulding)

Dave working hard for the cameras

Rick Miller keeping his hands warm


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