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'Deposits for Food' makes latest donation to area soup kitchens

by jmaloni

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Sat, Nov 7th 2015 09:15 am
Pictured, from left: Angelo Sarkees, Deposits for Food; Sister Beth Brosmer, executive director of Heart, Love and Soul; Joleigh Washuta, community relations director, Modern Corporation; Joe Sbarbati, associate director, Community Missions; Francis Giles, VP of community relations, Modern Corporation.
Pictured, from left: Angelo Sarkees, Deposits for Food; Sister Beth Brosmer, executive director of Heart, Love and Soul; Joleigh Washuta, community relations director, Modern Corporation; Joe Sbarbati, associate director, Community Missions; Francis Giles, VP of community relations, Modern Corporation.

Community Missions and Heart, Love & Soul have received over $10,000 from project in 2015

Lewiston resident Angelo Sarkees' "Deposits for Food" project made its latest donation this week, providing contributions of $1,000 each to Community Missions and Heart, Love & Soul Food Pantry. With these gifts, the project's 2015 total has climbed to $10,000 to support the work of Niagara Falls' soup kitchens.

The donations are a result of the deposit bottle and cans and scrap metal collection efforts by Sarkees, the "Deposits for Food" founder. The initiative has raised $16,000 since beginning in late 2013. Collections total 150,000 bottles and cans and more than 30 tons of scrap metals since that time.

Sarkees said he would like to thank his sponsors - Modern Corporation, Sevenson Environmental Services and Porter Empty Return Center - for their support. There are also numerous local businesses providing help and collections throughout the year, including Collision Enterprises, Favorite's Pizzeria, The Brickyard Pub & B.B.Q., Center Cut The Village Steakhouse, The Spicey Pickle, Somewhere, DiMino Tops Lewiston and sponsor PERC. Sarkees also offered gratitude to his family, his numerous friends, and supporters who have provided "depositables" and scrap metals.

Sarkees encouraged everyone to support their local food pantries and those who work at these important community providers, particularly during the holiday season. This can be done by considering a donation and/or volunteering time to help their charitable efforts during this upcoming blessed season.

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