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Food pantry in need of volunteers

Posted: September 12, 2013 - 8:01am

Even in the busy summer months, the generosity of our community continues to be displayed here at  the Homer Community Food Pantry. We have been blessed with generous donations of frozen fish and absolutely green vegetables from local gardeners who planted a row of vegetables for us. St. Augustines’ Episcopal Church, Homer United Methodist Church and the Community Gardens have been generous in donating their veggies to us. Thanks to all at the Saturday Market  and locals who bring us fresh produce on Monday.

Delta Kappa Gama helped 112  students with school supplies for the seventh year thanks to locals and churches who pitched in with supplies. We have a generous community.

Recently, Icicle Seafoods in Kodiak and Homer donated a half pallet of canned salmon which we greatly appreciate as we look toward the winter months. It’s a beautiful thing when businesses and community come together to help others. Thanks, Icicle, for being a great neighbor.

It is with a grateful heart that we say goodbye to Juanita Cox who passed away last month. She was our longest serving board member of 22 years as well as a most faithful volunteer. She kept track of the numbers and knew each client by name. As one client put it so well, “she made it a better place” with her sweet smile and caring heart. We are all thankful to have known her. She loved the Lord and her neighbors. She will be missed. 

We are in desperate need of a few responsible volunteers willing to do a job consistently on Mondays. It can be at whatever time is convenient for however long it is possible.

Thanks, Homer, for extending your hand and making a difference.

Diana Jeska and 

the Homer Community Food Pantry Board

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