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.
Save-a-Lot Grocery Store will be raising money for the Colquitt County Food Bank from now through Dec. 21.
Patrons of the store can purchase a care package of holiday food items for $4.99 to donate to the food drive. Owner Al Solanki said their goal is to donate at least 1,000 meals to the food bank. He, himself, is matching the number of packages bought by the patrons to help reach that goal.
He said last year, which was their first drive, they were able to donate 400 meals to the food bank. So far, they have 234 packages that have been purchased by their customers.
All of the packages donated by Save-a-lot will stay in Colquitt County to aid local citizens in need.
From the left are Tim Vaughn, Al Solanki, Nicki Solanki and baby Ava, manager Melissa Price, Danielle Jordan, Traci Stewart, Kim Futch and Geovanna Chavez.
Bring a can food item to the last Region game and support the Colquitt Food Bank.
The USDA (Commodities) Form has been updated and should now be used from October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015.
The First Church of the Nazarene hosted Soup Sunday on September 24th 2014 in support of Colquitt Foodbank. The youth led a “Soup March” to the front of the Church followed by all members of the congregation. More than 300 cans of soup were collected for the Food Bank along with a monetary donation. After the service, the membership enjoyed a delicious lunch of homemade soups, sandwiches and salads.
Pictured front left to right: Emma Meads, Kara Boyd, Devin Dunn and Sara Dunn.
Back left to right: Corey Boyd, Cody Body, Carrie Wimberly and Will Tapscott.
Questions: contact Becky Hancock 229-985-8221 or 770-402-9662.
The Southeast Corrections probation office collected and donated more than 4,500 pounds of food with a value of $12,500 to the Colquitt County Food Bank during the month of September. From left are Senior Probation Officer Alan Boyd, Administrative Assistant Crystal Bryant, Vice President of Operations John Prescott, Supervising Probation Officer Lidia Batista, Judge Richard T. Kent and Colquitt Food Bank Executive Director Andrew Christensen.
The Women of the Moose Lodge of Moultrie recently held a fundraiser and were able to collect canned goods and money donations for the Colquitt County Food Bank. Pictured from left, are Andrew Christensen, food bank director; Jessi Harper, WOTM member; and Rachel Thompson, WOTM officer. Not pictured is Women of the Moose Fundraser Chairman Heather Griffin.