Project Chairman Steve Fricke informed Historic City News reporters that the guest speaker at this morning’s regular Thursday meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Historical St Augustine was Renee Morris, Executive Director of St Francis House.
After the meeting, Club members presented Morris a donation of over 120 pounds of peanut butter and 100 pounds of jelly to help restock the St Francis House kitchen pantry.
“This donation is part of a statewide initiative by all Kiwanis Clubs in Florida to help food pantries and homeless shelters,” Fricke, who is a Commander with the St Augustine Police Department, told reporters. “The value of the donation was about $475.00 dollars and it will make over 1850 sandwiches.”
Morris, a former St Augustine police officer, spoke to the civic group about the progress that has been made at the facility and its recent expansion to a capacity of 60 beds.
The picture shows Club President Donnie Thomas, Morris and Fricke with samples of the donated items.
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