Fathers Against Hunger

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Fathers Day- save the date
Thanks to the efforts of Father Michael J. McGivney, assistant pastor of St. Mary’s Church in New Haven and some of his parishioners, the Connecticut state legislature on March 29, 1882, officially chartered the Knights of Columbus as a fraternal benefit society. The Order is still true to its founding principles of charity, unity and fraternity.

The Knights was formed to render financial aid to members and their families. Mutual aid and assistance are offered to sick, disabled and needy members and their families. Social and intellectual fellowship is promoted among members and their families through educational, charitable, religious, social welfare, war relief and public relief works.

Times haven’t changed  much since 1882.  There are still families in need, and the Knights of Columbus is there to render assistance.   We have partnered with Hanover Township Food Pantry for many years to help provide food to families in need.  This is our 5th Annual Knights Challenge 5K which benefits the food pantry directly.

Hanover Townwhip Food Pantry helps more than 800 families each month.  Keeping their shelves full is always a struggle, but by generous support from the community, they are able to continue their mission of caring for those families.  Through your generosity, by sponsoring, participating in the Knights Challenge, or making a monetary donation, Mary’s Millennium Council is able to continue playing our role in serving the community.

We wish all the Fathers a Happy Fathers Day 2018.   We ask you to consider bringing your family to our event or finding some other way to help.   Once again we are offering discounts for families that register for the race and even having an event for young children to participate in a kids dash, which is tailored to their age bracket.   Please share this with friends, families, and companies.  We are still in need of sponsors for the event as well as teams that will help raise additional funds.   Thank you for your consideration and assistance in Feeding God’s Children in Need.

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