Fall weather brought a chill in the air, but not in the hearts of the community. The Carson Valley Community Food Closet noted a marked increase in the number of families and individuals in need for this fall season. All recipients are qualified for supplemental food benefits. We wish to thank everyone who made donations to help this vital program.
The following food donations (in pounds) were received: Mike Smith (66), Christ Presbyterian Church (102), Betty and Armando Salmas (45), Valley Cruisers Food Drive (1,370), Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Relief Society (272), Rich's Old Town food drive (210), Doug and Cindy Peterson (1,050), Fall Classic food drive (80), Lauri Thomas (35), Carson Valley United Methodist Church (200), Unity Church (135), St. Gall Catholic Church (416), Tahoe Community Church (326), Pat White (5), Weight Watchers - Minden Healthy Bodies (93), Lira's Supermarket and Douglas County Senior Center (198), Clark (85), and Margo Thorn (32).
The following are regular grocery contributors: Raley's, Smith's, Scolari's, Costco, Starbucks (Gardnerville and Minden), Trader Joe's, Vanity Bakery, Secret Santa and Shell Country Store. Gold Standard donated rug cleaning service for the food closet offices.
The following cash donations were received: Coventry Cross Episcopal Church, Hairport Salon, Vicki Bates, John and Susan Smith, Scolari's customers, Bonnie D. Fettic, John Williams, Johnny Fauria, Merrill Construction, Jolene Johnson, R & T Cleaners, R.F. Edling, Sharon Douglas, Douglas and Cindy Peterson, Soroptomists, Harley Davidson Financial Services, and anonymous (2). A donation was received from Charles and Marian Barrett in memory of Leonard Anker.
All donations of food and cash are graciously appreciated. To make donations, please visit the food closet at 1255 Waterloo Lane in Gardnerville. Business hours are 1-4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and Friday. Contact Eileen Boettiger, director, at 782-3711.
Carson Valley Community Food Closet volunteer