Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Share What You Can Concert Yields Big Returns for Brighton Center Food Pantry

Share What You Can Helps Bridge the Gap for Families in the Summer

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Share What You Can, in part presented by the City of Fort Thomas collected food to keep Brighton Center’s food pantry shelves stocked during the summer months. Food collected at sponsor locations and at the concert, which featured The Naked Karate Girls, will help meet the needs of the over 500 families per month Brighton Center assists during the summer months.

“The summertime is a critical time for our food pantry. With the children out of school, many families rely on our food pantry to supplement their family’s food needs. Without the food we received, we would not be able to meet the increased demand for food during these summer months,” said Jenny Wiley, Family Center Coordinator.

Last year, Brighton Center’s Emergency Assistance program helped 3,188 families with food, clothing, and other basic necessities along with providing connections to public benefits and the additional array of 39 Brighton Center programs and services.

Fort Thomas resident, Katie Walters, helped put together the event and emceed the concert. She said, "I want to thank everyone who worked so hard on this event and the community that came out in force. Even the rain didn't deter the crowd. I am thrilled that the Brighton Center food pantry was stocked full and look forward to making the party an annual event."


Brighton Center’s next event, Wine Over Water will take place on Saturday, August 29 from 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. It is an evening of tasting exquisite wines, local craft beer, and delectable foods on the Purple People Bridge all while raising funds to support a vital community resource.
Tickets are currently available at www.brightoncenter.com/wineoverwater.

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The mission of Brighton Center, Inc. is to create opportunities for individuals and families to reach self-sufficiency through family support services, education, employment, and leadership. We will achieve this mission by creating an environment that rewards excellence and innovation, encourages mutual respect and maximizes resources.  

During our last fiscal year, Brighton Center impacted the lives of 84,319 people from infants to senior citizens through 39 programs across all eight counties of Northern Kentucky and beyond. 

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