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Published: Saturday, January 5, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
Food Bank

Hearts filled with humility, thankfulness

We have been overwhelmingly blessed by so many this year. You have made it possible to reach thousands of needy people in our community and throughout Snohomish County. Your generous gifts of money, food, toys, and clothing and volunteerism have touched the hearts and bodies of people of all ages and walks of life. Thanks you, for being on this journey with us.
Our heartfelt thanks to the stores who willingly give to our organization: Central Market-Mill Creek, Mill Creek Safeway, and Safeway on 75th Street in Everett.
Thanks to all the hundreds of volunteers that make this all possible, without your time and energy it could not happen. To Cascade High School students and teachers for all their work efforts in gathering and sorting the food that was donated -- you guys are amazing. Providence Hospice of Snohomish County with all they do, they made time in their lives and hearts to donate a couple hundred pounds of food. To the Boy Scout troop that helped make our Thanksgiving baskets, and the family, plus others, who made our Christmas baskets, we are grateful for your help and to those who gave turkeys to fill them.
Thank you to the Girl Scouts for doing a food drive and making us the recipients. To the women who donated the chickens, food and toys (I lost your phone number), it all went to needy families. The clothing that was donated is truly appreciated. The people who opened their purses and wallets to give money, it helped to round out the whole package. We were able to buy what was needed.
Last but not least, the churches that allow us to use their fellowship halls, kitchens, and places to store our food. Madison Community Church, Pinehurst Baptist, and Westminster Presbyterian Church where our Soup Kitchen is located, we want to thank you and your congregations for all that you do to help us out. You are all loving and caring people who want to help our community. But the one that we want to thank the most is our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, without him our next breath is not possible.
Please, if I left anyone out it was not intentional. I'm so proud to be a part of this community you are the greatest, most giving people around. Thank you.
Sandra Richards, President
Salt of the Earth Food Bank
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