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October 9, 2009

Covenant Cooperative Ministry to begin taking applications for holiday food baskets

TERRE HAUTE — Covenant Cooperative Ministry and New Life Fellowship are getting ready for the Fifth Annual Thanksgiving Food Basket distribution for low income families in Vigo County.

Covenant Cooperative Ministry will be taking applications Oct. 26 through Nov. 13 (excluding weekends and holidays) from 1-3 p.m. Anyone interested in receiving a thanksgiving food basket should call Vigo County Lifeline at 211 for a referral number or (812) 478-7700 for more information.

The groups are partnering to help provide 200 families with Thanksgiving Food Baskets. Thanksgiving applications are due by Nov. 6.

Also available is Covenant’s Teen Angels and Little Angel Trees, which support low income and working families whose income is not sufficient enough to cover the extra expense of Christmas. Christmas applications are due by Nov. 13.

Shop With a Cop and Bikes for Tykes is also on the application. Through these, low income families in Vigo County may apply for all gift programs but will be selected for only one gift program. Applications are limited.

To apply for the Covenant Cooperative Ministry Holiday Assistance Program families must be:

n residents of Vigo County (all programs)

n have children 17 years and younger

n on income assistance or a low income working family

In order to apply, people will need:

n a referral number from Vigo County Lifeline — call 211 or (812) 235-8333.

n a picture ID for each adult person in the household.

n proof of all monthly household income for all family members (including a computer printout with amount of benefits such as TANF, SS, U.I., Food Stamps, etc)

n proof of address (current utility or medical bill).

n birth certificates for all children under age 17.

Applicants who apply or receive Christmas assistance through other agencies will not qualify.

To make a donation or to sponsor a family or Little Angel or Teen Angel: Call CCM at (812) 478-7700 or mail to: Covenant cooperative Ministry, 122 S. 10 1/2 St., Terre Haute, IN 47807.

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