Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus Assembly 1083 conducted a four-parish food drive the weekend of Nov. 5 to benefit Catholic Charities of East Tennessee in the Diocese of Knoxville.
With the generous help of Knights from councils 5207 (the Cathedral of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus), 15706 (All Saints Church), 645 (Immaculate Conception Church), and 14341 (St. John XXIII Catholic Center), the Knights were able to collect more than 1,000 pounds of food.
Assembly 1083 would like to thank the pastors of these four parishes for their significant support. Additionally, the assembly cannot express enough thanks for the most generous contributions made by the parishioners.
Kenneth Hollow, faithful navigator of the assembly, said, “Without the generosity of the Catholic community, we would not have been able to make such a substantial impact in our effort to ensure people in need have a meal this holiday season.”
Lisa Ingle, special projects manager at CCETN, said, “Words cannot express the gratitude and thankfulness of what occurred over the weekend of Nov. 5. We were amazed when we began to open the boxes and saw the amount of food. We can’t thank you enough for what you did in just one weekend.”
“May the Lord richly bless the Knights and the parishes that forgot themselves and thought of others,” Ms. Ingle added.