On Friday March 8th, 2013 Gracie Barra Martial Arts Downers Grove was honored to contribute to the local community. In the code and standards that Gracie Barra upholds locally and internationally to give back to our community, we held a food drive for the West Suburban Community Pantry in which 148 pounds of food was donated by the Gracie Barra members. This successful community effort would not have been possible without the assistance and support of the Gracie Black Belt Professors namely the worldwide renowned Jiu-Jitsu Professors Philipe Della Monica,Orlando Sanchez,Carlos Lemos, Marcos Barros,Marcio Feitosa, Lisa Rosa, Dorothy Winter, Ryo Ominami as well as support from the Gracie Barra franchise Association.
Some of the food collected included tuna, canned meat, peanut butter, jelly, rice mix, rice, beans, whole wheat crackers, hearty soup, dry pasta and canned tomatoes as well as bathroom tissue, diapers, baby food, cleaning products and toiletries.
To support the West Suburban Community Pantry please visit: http://wcpinc.org
Donations are still welcomed!
Gracie Barra Downers Grove
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