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Each year, the Pantry benefits from fund raising events in the community:

  • Letter Carrier Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive in the spring
  • Putt for the Pantry in the summer
  • Bears Tailgate Party in the fall

Thank you to all of our supporters - we couldn't do this without you!

Directly from the Director. . . . . . . .

"I was at your pantry today and was given a little Christmas present. I just wanted to say Thank You again and let you know how very much your help means to our family. What you provide helps us over this little rough patch we are going through."

These words were part of an email we received from a client in December through our website. The present they referred to was one of many "extras" that are donated during the holiday season - gift cards, games, toys, puzzles, costume jewelry, etc. We couldn't offer extras or anything else without the tremendous support of our donors.

Thanks to all those who helped make the holidays a little brighter for our neighbors in need. Thanks to the shoppers at Jewel who donated money for holiday dinners and to those who made generous cash donations. Thanks to the businesses, churches and schools for holding food drives and to residents hosting holiday parties whose guests filled our Red Barrels with needed food items. And thanks to those who donated warm coats and other winter clothing.

I would like to give a special thanks to our 60+ dedicated volunteers who put in extra hours to fold, sort, stock, lift and transport during the crazy, busy holiday season.

Finally, thanks to our clients who took the time to send a kind email - reminding us of why we do what we do. On to 2019...

Debra Walusiak, Executive Director