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Barrels in Every Branch a success

Posted: February 4, 2014 - 9:30am

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank would like to thank the local banking branches and their customers who participated in the 2013 Barrels in Every Branch fundraiser during the months of November and December. The cash and in-kind food donations were given anonymously by the clients of KeyBank, First National Bank Alaska, Wells Fargo and Denali Alaskan Federal Credit Union. A total of $2,198 was raised for the Food Bank, and 110 pounds of food were donated.

Another special thank you goes to AlaskaUSA Federal Credit Union and their customers, who raised $2,000 for the Food Bank through their Cash & Cans campaign during Hunger Action Month in September.

The effort of every individual who participated will help to feed more people on the Kenai Peninsula, and also to fulfill the mission statement of the Food Bank, that “We feed people because no one deserves to be hungry.” Our clients come from many different kinds of circumstances. “Winters are tough,” one client told us, “and this is the only program we are eligible for.”

Anyone with questions about volunteering or the daily operations and services of the Food Bank should call 262-3111, or even better, come visit us at 33955 Community College Dr. in Soldotna!

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