LARNED — After the break-in to the Larned Food Pantry and Orphan Grain Train on the day before Thanksgiving, the town of Larned was in shock.
This shock has brought the town together to help the community organizations that are housed in the Orphan Grain Train building.
Donations have poured in to the United Way of Central Kansas to benefit the Larned Food Pantry and Orphan Grain Train. A check from Mid American Credit Union has pushed the cash donations to more than $3,500, in addition to the numerous food and clothing donations that have been made. Mid American Credit Union presented a check to the United Way of Central Kansas for $1,000.
Mid American Credit Union has been in Larned for more than 16 years and firmly believes in being a part of and giving back to their community.
“Mid American Credit Union believes in helping the communities in which it serves,” said Deborah Lewis, Larned Branch Manager. “By contributing to the United Way of Central Kansas on behalf of the Larned Food Pantry, we knew our funds would help not only the organizations housed in the building, but also many people in need throughout the area. Credit Unions are made up and run by their members and we knew this is what our members would want us to do.”
“The outpouring of support from the residents of Pawnee County has been an incredible example of good coming out of bad situations and the United Way of Central Kansas and Mid American Credit Union are proud to be a part of the community,” said Julie Bugner-Smith, United Way of Central Kansas director.