Griffin area residents join with others throughout north Thurston County this Saturday, April 3, to collect food and cash donations for the Thurston County Food Bank. Please stop by the Island Market, between the hours of 11 AM and 5 PM and make a donation. This is a holiday weekend and a perfect time to remember the many children, families and individuals who are struggling in these difficult times.
Saturday, April 3
11 AM to 5 PM
Food Donation Ideas:
- High protein food such as canned chili, peanut butter, beans, or canned meat.
- Pasta and Macaroni and Cheese.
- Canned fruit and vegetables.
- Baby Food and Formula.
- Fresh fruits and vegetables that store well in a refrigerator.
Cash and checks are greatly appreciated, too.
The Food Bank will receive a certain percentage of matching funds from the Feinstein Foundation for any monetary donations made this weekend. SEE YOU AT THE ISLAND MARKET THIS SATURDAY!
UPDATE (April 4):
Kris Ness reported the food drive raised an estimated 300 lbs of food (10 banana boxes), and a little over $350 in cash/checks. The drive at the Island Market was part of an effort across the north Thurston County. “Total food raised for Thurston County Food Bank was 3300 lbs, so we did our share,” said Kris. “A HUGE THANK YOU to Steve, Dale, Terry and Helen. It was lovely to meet all of you, and I really appreciate your company and help.”
Many thanks to the Island Market, Steamboat General (who raised 2 boxes there with no “staffing”), the Griffin Fire Department for the posting a notice on their reader board., and a general thank you for the 3 un-named girls who raised $500 ($400 they sent to Haiti, and $100 for the Food Bank).