Kudos: Curves help appreciated in food drive

Posted: Thursday, May 12, 2011

A pessimist, they say, sees a glass of water as being half-empty; an optimist sees the same glass as half-full. But a giving person sees a glass of water and starts looking for someone who might be thirsty. -- G. Donald Gale

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank is pleased to spotlight and thank Juline Arestad and Curves patrons and supporters for their faithful participation in the 13th Annual Curves International Food Drive, which took place April 4 -- 29. Our collection barrels were placed inside their Soldotna storefront and during this time, 398 pounds of canned food was received for the individuals served by our partner agencies. This drive provided the equivalent of 265 meals, or enough to keep one person fed for about three months, or 88 days.

Our values statement declares, "We will provide needy children and adults with the nutritional food they need to be healthy and energized citizens that contribute to the vitality of the communities in which they live." We gratefully enjoy the support of our local businesses and other community participants who give selflessly to assist in promoting our common cause.

For interested neighbors, please consider checking your food pantries for staples such as dry and canned goods you might donate to our warehouse between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or after hours in our donation box. A list of items we most often use can be viewed at http://www.kpfoodbank.org.

We are most appreciative of any and all help in this regard so that we may prove to be good stewards in fulfilling our mission together. Thank you once more to Curves, and all those who gave of their substance by lending aid in our efforts to end the effects of hunger and poverty.

Holly Flynn; AmeriCorps Member, Kenai Peninsula Food Bank

Is there a business or business person who has gone above and beyond your expectations? We want to know why!

Email your letters of appreciation to news@peninsulaclarion.com and put "Kudos" in the subject line. Questions? Call 335-1251.

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