Originally created 12/31/06

Those who donate to food bank deserve thanks



W e want to give thanks for the generosity of all the people who took time to give to those in need of food during the holiday season.

Thank you all so much.

Each year the food bank asks the community to donate (money) or bring hams and turkeys to the food bank.

The Golden Harvest Food Bank in Aiken had requests from our member agencies for 770 hams and 770 turkeys to distribute to families in need in our area during the holiday season.

The response was awesome this year. Many responded with donations and food drives.

The food bank was able to purchase 314 hams and 318 turkeys to be distributed to member agencies before Christmas. This represented donations of $7,429. And donations are still coming in to the food bank.

At a time when food donations are down at the food bank and demand for food is high due to job losses at Avondale and other businesses, we are thankful to the community and to God for this provision.

Businesses, schools, churches and individuals held food drives and donated money for food. We would not be able to do what we do without your support.

This year, the food bank broke all previous distribution records by shipping 2 million pounds of food in a single year.

Please continue to remember those in need of food assistance. We at the food bank think of them daily and try to make life a little better and their holiday brighter.

This is what you have done by giving. May God bless you for your generosity.

Rusty Marsh is the administrator for the Golden Harvest Food Bank in Aiken.