Letter Carriers’ Food Drive – Success!

2015-letter-carrier-drive

 

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!

 

Letter Carriers’ Food Drive

Saturday May 9th, 2015, the USPS letter carriers will be collecting can goods for the Colquitt Food Bank.

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Easter Food Distribution

April 1st. & 2nd. at the Colquitt Food Bank

Sign up at the Department of Family & Children Services

449 N. Main St.

229-217-4226

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 – excdirector@colquittfoodbank.org

Save-a-Lot Food Drive

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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.

Preparation for Holiday Food Baskets

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Tuesday volunteers began packaging holiday food baskets.

 

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Over 700 baskets are ready!  Many thanks to all the volunteers.

Spreading Christmas cheer

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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.

Observer collects more than a ton of food

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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 Food Drive

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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.

Tackle Hunger

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Bring a can food item to the last Region game and support the Colquitt Food Bank.

Updated Form

The USDA (Commodities) Form has been updated and should now be used from October 1, 2014 through September 30, 2015.

 

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