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Gila Community Food Bank thanks community for support

Posted: Wednesday, Jan 2nd, 2013

Dear Editor:

The Gila Community Food Bank is feeling very blessed this holiday season and it is because of the wonderful community we live in.

During the last few months we have received so many gracious donations that we were able to help feed more than 300 families a Thanksgiving dinner with a turkey, dressing, potatoes, gravy, vegetables and a desert.

These families were very grateful and the volunteers at the Food Banks were so excited that we had the food to hand out. To add to the smiles, Girl Scout Troops #1700, #1756, #1961 and #2709 colored Thanksgiving pictures to staple on each bag that the families received. The girls also held their own food drive and brought the canned goods up to the Food Bank.

The Gila Community Food Bank and our families appreciated all the time they took to color 300 pictures.

We would especially like to thank the Globe-Miami Gun Club for their big food donation, BHP for the 350 pounds of meat, and Copper Resource Contracting for the proceeds of their golf tournament.

The food drives by Copper Rim School, (more than 1,900 cans of food), Lucinda Steele from “Tap To It” and the Globe customers of Schwan foods. Also donations by Big O Tires employees, Gail Overgaard, and all the families and businessess who brought in donations.

Whether big or small, your donations help to keep food on our shelves. Finally, we can’t forget our local grocery stores, who hold continuous food and cereal drives with boxes out front for donations and all the donations that we receive daily from them.

We appreciate it very much.

The Globe Food Bank is open Monday thru Friday from 9 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. and is located at 317 Hackney Ave. The Miami Food Bank is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and is located at 102 1/2 Adonis Ave.

If you have any questions you may contact the Globe Food Bank at 425-3639. Renea Shaffer is the Site Manager and will be glad to answer any questions you may have. Donations may be taken to either Food Bank or mailed to P.O. Box 1410, Globe, AZ 85502. Again, the Gila Community Food Bank would like to thank everyone for making this holiday season extra special for those in need. May you all have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Patty Nolan

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