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.
Andrew Christensen, right, executive director of the Colquitt Food Bank, receives a donation from Audreyanna Rowland, who was recently crowned Lowndes County Petite Miss and Queen of Hearts in the Miss Heart of the USA pageant. As part of her community service she had a food drive for the food bank. Between Rowland’s hard work and the help of South Georgia’s Miss Heart of the USA pageant program, she turned in an estimated 350 pounds of food to Colquitt Food Bank in Moultrie on Tuesday.
The drive in May 2014 was a success. We collected 14,000 lbs of non-perishable food items. This is proof that Colquitt county is the best place to live and work.
The new Colquitt Food Bank website is on-line!