Archive for Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Letter to the editor: Donations needed at local food bank

October 8, 2013

To the editor:

As a volunteer at the Good Shepherd Thrift Store and Food Bank, I would like to remind everyone in the area what an asset it is to the community. In August, we assisted 94 families with food and other needs. No one working at the thrift store takes a salary. All monies go back into helping people and paying necessary bills.

Folks might like to know that our food, clothing and financial donations are down.

We can use in-date groceries and clean, wearable clothing and, of course, any cash donations one can afford to give. We do not want to turn qualified applicants away.

I have only volunteered for a few weeks and have been so impressed with the entire operation. Other needs are of the clean-up, painting and fix-up variety if anyone would care to volunteer for that.

Clara Stalcup

Good Shepherd volunteer, Tonganoxie

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