Douglas Disposal employees made sure they collected all the bags of donated groceries along with last week's regular refuge collection. This year a total of 11,115 pounds of food goods were contributed and delivered to the Carson Valley Community Food Closet.
"This is the best we've done in five years," said Boomer Schultz, who coordinated the team effort with route drivers and employees.
The food drive included all Douglas County customers who contributed. The employees picked up the bags of groceries and immediately delivered them to the food closet. The food was then sorted by volunteers for distribution to needy families for the holidays. Many appreciative families will be adding this food to their own tables to serve over the holidays.
The food closet also wishes to personally thank all the employees at Douglas Disposal for the success of the drive. A big thank-you goes out to each and every customer for their generous response to this worthwhile cause. A community working together can make a big difference to those in need.
If you missed out on contributing, your food donation can be accepted directly at the food closet at 1255 Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville. Hours are Monday through Wednesday and Friday from 1-4 p.m. The food closet welcomes your food or cash donations throughout the year. Contact director Eileen Boettiger at 782-3711 for information.
Carson Valley Community
Food Closet volunteer