As some of you may know, February is National Canned Food Month. Keeping this in mind, Legacy Estates and Courtyard Estates of Monmouth have teamed up annually to collect canned and non-perishable goods for a local food pantry. During this year’s National Canned Food Month, they supported The First Christian Church of Monmouth’s food pantry. Throughout the month, there were shopping carts in the front lobby of each building, that were used as drop-off stations. “At Legacy and Courtyard Estates we are very fortunate that our staff, tenants and families are very involved. They are always the backbone of any event we hold, and for that we are very grateful,” stated Katy Carlson, Admissions and Marketing Coordinator for Legacy Estates, Courtyard Estates of Monmouth and Knoxville.
This year, between both establishments, the staffs were able to present the First Christian Church with two heaping carts full of groceries and a monetary donation as well. “We have had such success in the past that we will continue to hold this event annually. Our plan is to support a different pantry in Monmouth every year,” Carie Widener, director of Courtyard Estates of Monmouth. “It gives us a great sense of pride to be able to give to such a wonderful cause and to give back to the Monmouth community“,Brandi Adams, director of Legacy Estates of Monmouth.
The staff from Courtyard Estates of Monmouth and Legacy Estates of Monmouth would like to sincerely thank all who donated to this cause and to the First Christian Church of Monmouth for providing our local community with such a wonderful service. The First Christian Church of Monmouth’s food pantry is available on Mondays from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. and Thursday from 1:00 p.m.-3:00p.m. and has amazing served approximately 222 families just in January and February of 2015.
Courtyard Estates of Monmouth, an Assisted Living Facility and Legacy Estates of Monmouth a Supportive Living Facility are both owned and operated by Petersen Health Care, a Peoria-based company. “Caring With a Home Town Touch.”