Story last updated at 1:44 p.m. Thursday, December 5, 2002

Food Pantry receives grant
The Homer Community Food Pantry is the thankful recipient of the Alaska Housing Finance Corporation grant, which enables us to buy food, housing and fuel for our clients. ACS wireless has provided us with a complimentary cell phone for the past six months. This has helped us respond faster to various needs. Christian Community Church brought us all their food from the church food bank, for which we are most thankful. Also, GCI has informed us that they will be collecting canned goods for us the month of December. It is a needful month for us usually. We are so blessed to have received these gifts.

We are proud to be a part of the Share the Spirit program for the Christmas season and also the Frosty Bear Parlor, who is planning a Christmas candelight dinner on Christmas Day at 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. for those who sign up.

We want to thank Eagle Quality Center and Save-U-More for their continued support and provision. The next time you go to either store and you think you are paying too much for bananas, realize that many stores in Homer donate to the Pantry and that means that you, by shopping in Homer, have helped them to do so. We are a great sharing community, thankfully.

Presently, we could use drivers to pick up food on Thursday or Friday, and if you could help us from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Mondays at the United Methodist Church, it would be great. We need canned and dry goods (i.e., can tomatoes and egg noodles, ramen, peanut butter, jelly or juice). We also need pint-sized containers, egg cartons, Ziplocs (sandwich and quart sizes) and 16-ounce bottles. With your generous support we are able to meet the needs in our community on a daily basis.

Thank you, Homer.

Diana Jeska