Once again the community of Great Bend has shown compassion and generosity through its amazing response to the recent Postal Workers Food Drive. Special kudos go to Jeff Heine, local coordinator, and to all the letter carriers, their wives, children, and friends who collected and delivered load after load of donated food all day (and even days later) to our local Food Bank volunteers, who sorted and prepared it for distribution.
The importance of this food drive cannot be overestimated. With winter donations exhausted, the Community Food Bank of Barton County needed a big boost to be able to respond to emergency food needs of the summer, and you came through.
We try to give about a two week supply of food to help a family in a crisis situation. One day last month (May 28), 21 families with a total of 96 people sought help from the Food Bank, and a lot of food went out in just that one day! Such a large number is happening more often lately. Thanks to all of you, we were able to meet the need. With school out and food stamps cut back, food supplies may be tight for many families, especially those with children.
Again, a huge thank you to the letter carriers and patrons of the Great Bend area for your wonderful participation in this year’s Food Drive.
Dee Anne Grummon
Board Member Community Food Bank of Barton County