Letter to the Editor

Grateful for food pantry

Sunday, November 17, 2013

To the Editor:

For the past year, I have had the good fortune to be part of a volunteer group of people who handle the daily activities focused on providing emergency food and clothing to many in our community needing such assistance.

The Clay County Emergency Food Pantry was set up many years ago by local area churches to act as a center for collecting food and clothing items and distributing them back into the community where the need was the greatest.

Contributions for the pantry come from many sources -- caring individuals from the greater Clay County community with their food, clothes and checks; organized food drives put together by local churches and schools for the benefit of the food pantry; Wabash Valley organizations such as the Catholic Charities Food Bank; good neighbor corporations and small businesses with their substantial monetary donations; even estate gifts -- all of which exhibits a true sense of a very caring community, and all of which seems to arrive at just the exact time of the food pantry's greatest need.

I know, for certain, that the people running the Emergency Food Pantry are very appreciative of the gifts and contributions from everyone.

With the good Lord's blessing, and the continued support from all our good neighbors, like you, the pantry should be able to continue operating well into the future.

Thank you for all that you provide.

Ron Tyner,