Rasmuson's gift helps food bank do its job more easily

Posted: Wednesday, November 24, 2004

Gearing up for the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas season, Kenai Peninsula Food Bank employees will be enjoying a much easier time gathering donated food this season thanks to the Rasmuson Foundation. They have been able to park the food bank's well-used 1983 GMC box van truck donated in 1997 by BP, which transported the hundreds of thousands of pounds of surplus and distressed food donated by local businesses and individuals.

We received notification from the Rasmuson Foundation, legacy of Elmer E. and Jenny Rasmuson, founders of National Bank of Alaska, in June that the Foundation had awarded $24,999 to purchase a new vehicle for food pickup and distribution.

Additionally, the Kenai Lions Club donated $500 toward the purchase of the 2004 GMC box van and the purchase was facilitated by Hutchings Chevrolet.

We greatly appreciate the support and contributions of local clubs such as the Kenai Lions Club, legacy foundation support of the Rasmuson Foundation and individuals like Mr. and Mrs. Rasmuson, who assured their caring and roles as benefactors continued throughout their lifetimes and beyond for Alaskans.

Linda Swarner

Executive director

Kenai Peninsula Food Bank

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