The Moultrie-Colquitt County Chamber of Commerce recently named the Colquitt County Food Bank as its July Business of the Month.
Located at 309 Third St. S.E., the Food Bank assists an average of 250 families each month. Board members and volunteers from local churches help package and distribute food items Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. If you are interested in donating or volunteering, please contact Director Andrew Christensen at 985-7725.
Christensen was joined by Food Bank board members, volunteers, and Chamber Ambassadors for the presentation. From left are Wendell Brown, Katie Jenkins, Micaiah Barajas, Kerri White, Beverly Bozeman, Debra Taylor, Judy Burnham, Ronald Barrett, Fred Troy, Laura Keith, Lee Keely, Andrew Christensen, Farris Gregory, Iris Bivins, Geoff Martin, Rob Cummings, Carolyn Mulkey, Bob Tucker, Brandy Bradley, and Connie Garcia.
The 2015 Letter Carriers’ Food Drive was a huge success. The Food Bank would like to thank all those who made donations as well as all the Postal workers!
Saturday May 9th, 2015, the USPS letter carriers will be collecting can goods for the Colquitt Food Bank.
April 1st. & 2nd. at the Colquitt Food Bank
Sign up at the Department of Family & Children Services
449 N. Main St.
Accepting applications until March 1st.
The food bank is seeking youth volunteers to help bag items on Monday March 30th. and on April 1st. and 2nd. volunteers are needed to help with distribution. If you or a group would like to volunteer, give the food bank a call at 985-7725 or e-mail Andrew Christensen – firstname.lastname@example.org
Save-a-Lot owner Al Solanki held a food drive November and December and collected nearly 1,000 holiday care packages. He said last year, 2013 which was their first drive, they were able to donate 400 meals to the food bank. In 2014, they more than doubled the previous amount. All of the packages donated by Save-a-lot will stay in Colquitt County to aid local citizens in need.
Tuesday volunteers began packaging holiday food baskets.
Over 700 baskets are ready! Many thanks to all the volunteers.
Children from Ms. Corlis’ Little People preschool made a visit to The Colquitt Food Bank Thursday to sing for all the volunteers. Pictured from left to right are: John Davis Ashburn, Hoah Sims, Ava Katherine Harden, Bax Bowers, Willis Cait Pilgrim and Parker Cutts.
Andrew Christensen, director of the Colquitt County Food Bank, examines the food collected during The Moultrie Observer’s food drive last week. Carriers collected 360 bags of food on Nov. 20, and residents continued to bring donations by the newspaper’s office at 25 N. Main St. In all, Christensen said, the drive collected 2,300 pounds of food for the needy of Colquitt County. Circulation Clerk Carolyn Voyles looks on at left.