Aldersgate helps food bank feed feds

Thank You letters for March 17, 2019.

We would like to thank Aldersgate United Methodist Church for donating $500 to the Southeast Alaska Food Bank in January.

Aldersgate United Methodist Church learned of our planned response for those affected by the federal shutdown, and selflessly decided to help us meet the added demand placed upon the food bank and the community during the recent government shutdown and federal employee furlough.

Here in Juneau, countless members of the Coast Guard, federal employees and contractors, through no fault of their own, suddenly faced the very real prospect of having to turn to the food bank, as well as to food pantries and other social service agencies, to help get them through uncertain times.

On behalf of the Southeast Alaska Food Bank board of directors and our volunteers, we would like to thank Aldersgate United Methodist Church for your generosity and for your continued support of the Southeast Alaska Food Bank and the work that we do.

Last year, the Southeast Alaska Food Bank provided over 400,000 pounds of food to local food pantries, nonprofit organizations, and members of the community, and we are on pace to distribute more than 500,000 pounds of food by the time this fiscal year ends in June.

The goal of the Southeast Alaska Food Bank is to continue to make a difference in the quality of life for those who need help in providing food their families in times of need. This very generous donation from Aldersgate United Methodist Church will help us continue to provide healthy and nutritious food for those in our community who need our assistance, and is greatly appreciated.

Darren Adams,

Southeast Alaska Food Bank

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