Food Bank changes location
The St. Mary’s Hospital Food Bank moved last week from its Central Idaho Agency location to the Simon Building on Main Street in downtown Cottonwood. Students and the principal from Prairie High School helped in the move.
The food bank provides non perishable food items and personal care items such as toothpaste, laundry detergent and soap to families in need at no cost. Donations are always welcome. The food bank will not be available to families for a short while until the shelves are built and the items are stocked in the new location.
Those in need of assistance can contact St. Mary’s Hospital, 962-3251, to make an appointment with a volunteer to ‘shop’ at the food bank. All requests are strictly confidential. Donations can also be arranged through the hospital.
“We really appreciate the generosity of the community in providing items throughout the year. We always receive so much during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, but we have to remember that people need to eat, year round, so donations during other times of the year are also important,” said Sr. Corinne Forsman, Coordinator, SMHC Mission Committee. “I’d like to express my thanks to the students of Prairie High School who helped in the move. They are tomorrow’s future and I’d say we have a very bright future!”
Those helping in the move include Dave Snodgrass, Principal, Mat Forsmann, Corey Schaeffer, Ronald George, Camille Schumacher, Lauren Duman, Andrea Schumacher, Robert Roeper, Sam Forsmann, Andrew Peneku, Beth Geis, Alex Flatt, George Hager, Jon Rice, Ronnie Chandler, Kenneth Enneking, Carson Heath and Zach Simmons.
Other volunteers helping with the food bank include Merna Gehring, Kathy Steinke, Irma and Don Tacke, Cliff Tacke and Ralph Terhaar.