Kroger Co. Foundation supports Loon Lake Food Bank
$5,000 received from Kroger Foundation (Fred Meyer)
Loon Lake— 12/28/17 — On December 7, 2017 the Loon Lake Food Bank received $5000 from the Kroger Co. Foundation (in partnership with Fred Meyer operating division of the Kroger Family of Stores) to support ending hunger in the local community.
“What a wonderful gift at this time of year!” said Leona Adams, Director. Many of the Loon Lake Food Bank clients have already benefited from the food boxes provided by this gift. A patron recently commented “Kudos to all the helpers & staff for the smooth handling of the giving out of the Christmas boxes this year! I came dressed to wait in a big long line, in the frigid temperatures we had this morning, but instead, no lines! Got right in! Good Job EVERYONE!” shared Leona Adams.
Founded in 1980, in the trunk of a car, the Loon Lake Food Bank & Resource Center has grown from a humble beginning to a large warehouse, and is now serving an average of 1600 families per month.
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Opening soon on Saturday’s, to accommodate working families.
Volunteers are needed to help on Saturdays.
Relief truck (grocery rescue) drivers are needed as well.
If you are interested in serving your community, in this capacity, please feel free to contact our Director, Leona Adams, at the Food Bank on Monday and/or Thursday, between the hours of 9 am to 12 pm.
Volunteers Bring Great Results
By Lorraine Morgan Scott
December 21st, 2017, was a cold, clear morning. It starting at 6:30 am, and more than 30 volunteers started gathering at the Loon Lake Food Bank to get everything ready for the anticipated 650 clients that would soon arrive.
Some volunteers prepared and packed boxes, while others arranged bread, meat, and fresh vegetables. Some volunteers handled all the administrative necessities, and others moved supplies by forklift to where they could best be utilized. The operation was well organized and everyone was in great spirits!
When the clients arrived, they were pleasantly surprised to find there was hardly any wait, if any. It was a testament to the old adage, “many hands make light work.”
The mission of the Loon Lake Food Bank is to provide food for the hungry, and while there’s hope that there soon is no longer a need for such an organization, until then having so many volunteers contribute to the good of the community – is a wonderful thing.