Concert well-noted by food bank

Posted: Tuesday, September 02, 2008

The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank wishes to thank Jaime Michaels for his benefit concert performance at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center on Aug. 21. Concert attendees thoroughly enjoyed his singing. I wish to thank Laura Forbes of the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center for her assistance organizing the event. Thank you to all attendees who enjoyed the music.

The donated funds and food will assist our organization as we distribute food to the entire Kenai Peninsula from Moose Pass to Homer, including elders in Tyonek. Sixty-one member agencies, churches and nonprofit organizations acquire food from our warehouse for their food pantries or food programs.

So far in 2008, each month an average of over 1,800 meals are served in the Soup Kitchen, which is open five days a week for lunch.

On Aug. 20, 138 meals were served to diners during the lunch hour, which is a substantial increase from the typical average of 85 to 90 meals. Clients may receive their USDA commodity food program box at the food bank, also, in addition to perishable items distributed through the Emergency Food Program.

Linda Swarner

Executive director

Kenai Peninsula Food Bank

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