Thanks for contributing to food drive
To: All the citizens of Juneau and Douglas Alaska,
On behalf of the Juneau-Gastineau, Glacier Valley, and Downtown Juneau Rotary Clubs, please accept our heartfelt thanks for your generous contributions during our Food Drive on Saturday, March 7, benefiting the Southeast Alaska Food Bank.
With your donations and support an amazing total of 8,320 pounds of food was collected and delivered to the Southeast Alaska Food Bank. This food is now available for distribution to those in need.
Many thanks to Foodland IGA, Super Bear IGA and Fred Meyer for your gracious hospitality in allowing us to collect food in your stores and park buses in your parking lots.
Thanks to First Student for providing buses at each location for us to load and transport the many contributions we received to the Food Bank. A special thanks goes out to the bus drivers who were onsite and willing to assist with the event at each location.
We also want to express our appreciation to the Juneau-Douglas High School Women’s softball team who assisted with collecting and crating food at Super Bear Supermarket IGA and to Juneau’s Rotaract Club members for help unloading the food at the Food Bank.
We all know and experience the spirit of kindness and community support that exists in Juneau and Douglas and you all demonstrated that spirit with your generous food contributions at each location. Thank you all!
Ann Metcalfe, Downtown Juneau Rotary Food Drive Chair
Kelly Shattuck and Sara Bicknell, Glacier Valley Rotary Food Drive Chair
Alice Edwards, Juneau-Gastineau Rotary Food Drive Chair
Thanks to Rotary clubs for food drive
The Southeast Alaska Food Bank board of directors, staff, volunteers and those we serve would like to thank the Rotary clubs of Juneau for their outstanding efforts in organizing their annual Rotary Food Drive day on Saturday, March 7.
Shoppers at Foodland IGA, Super Bear Supermarket IGA, and Fred Meyer Juneau generously donated 8,320 pounds of much needed nonperishable food for our warehouse.
We’d like to especially thank Kelly Shattuck, Anne Metcalfe and Alice Edwards for organizing his year’s event, and the many Juneau Rotarians who once again graciously donated their day to make this event a big success.
We would also like to thank the many Juneauites who turned out to support those in need in our community by donating food to the SEAFB.
Over the last four years, the Rotary Clubs of Juneau have collected over 31,000 pounds of food for the SEAFB, and we’ve come to rely on their annual food drive to help get us through some otherwise lean months.
We’d also like to thank First Student for donating the use of their buses that day, as well as the drivers who helped load the buses, deliver the food to the food bank and then helped to unload the food at the food bank.
We’d also like to thank the many volunteers from Rotary and Rotaract who came to the food bank to help us offload the buses that afternoon.
This food drive will make a huge difference in the lives of children, seniors, and families who suffer from food insecurity. Thank you again, Juneau. Working together, we can aid in the war to end hunger.
With sincere appreciation and thanks,
Dave Lefebvre, board president, and Chris Schapp, Southeast Akasja Food Bank manager.