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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Food Bank Crisis

Stock Photo Above=Lets make our food bank shelves look like that!!

Recently the local food bank has had major food shortages. For residents of Kodiak, its time to amp up donations to the food bank.

I learned of the recent shortages from my friend, Winona, who has been volunteering there. She learned how at times there are 90 families on the list for boxes of food and at times they have to prioritize on the list who can get a box every week. I normally don't do "call to arms" blog posts, but felt this was a critical one.

I learned also that the food bank delivers boxes to the several remote villages-and they have to pack canned fruit and other non-perishables in those boxes as opposed to having any fresh produce. There is such a large geographic area of need that the food bank supplies. They also donate food to senior center as well.

If you live in Kodiak, consider dropping off cans (or cases) of soups, canned fruits, tuna fish, canned chicken, etc. to the food bank. It is located on the Baptist Mission Property....3rd building on the left. Lets all pitch in to an important organization and make sure no one goes hungry here in Kodiak.

Here are some donation suggestions...
Stews, soups, tuna, ravioli, lasagna, spaghetti and meatballs, beefaroni, peanut butter, etc.
Grains: Cereal, rice, pasta, dried beans
Fruits: Fruit/fruit cups, dried fruit (raisins, plums, cranberries),
applesauce, 100% juice and juice boxes
Canned Vegetables Kid-friendly items: Fat-free, sugar free pudding cups, granola
bars, popcorn, graham and/or animal crackers
Baby Products: Diapers, wipes, formula, infant cereal
Hygiene Items: Feminine products, hand sanitizer, toothbrushes, soap, shaving items, etc.
Paper Products: Toilet tissue, paper towels, etc.

And a Huge Thanks to Alex and the Bapstist Mission Food Bank for providing this vital service to the community.


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