DeWitt Knights donate to food pantry

From left are Daniel Kopp, Mark Benson, Dianne Ehrler and Alan Kagemann. Ehrler is executive director of the DeWitt Referral and Services Center, and the men belong to Knights of Columbus Council 959 in DeWitt.

DEWITT — The DeWitt Referral and Services Center recently received $1,500 from the Knights of Columbus.  The funds will be used to keep food available for those in need and to help cover center expenses.

“We at the Referral Center greatly appreciate the efforts of the Knights of Columbus and the churches and other organizations that seem to always come through for us in times of need,” said Dianne Ehrler, the center’s executive director.  “The current state of the economy has made it harder for people to make ends meet, often forcing families to choose between paying their bills and buying food.”  Assisting families in need has made the Referral Center very busy for the past several months.  Unfortunately, the increased need has led to depletion of food on the shelves. 

When Alan Kagemann of the Knights of Columbus in DeWitt learned of this need, he helped launch a monetary drive among council members.  “We really didn’t know what to expect, but I sure am proud of our Knights!”

“No one in our community should have trouble putting food on the table for their family,” said DeWitt Grand Knight Mark Benson. 


“I think this is a tough time of the year anyway for some families, so we are sure glad we can help out.” 

Charity has been a basis of the Knights of Columbus since the organization was founded in 1882.

To learn more about the DeWitt Referral and Services Center or to find out how you can help, call (563) 659-9612.

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