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Letter: Thanks for donating to food shelf

To the editor,

Hastings Family Service is blessed each and every month with generous community members who put on events or donate or collect food for the food shelf.

The month of October is an extraordinary example of the generosity that is demonstrated by this community so that no one has to go hungry in the Hastings area. It is not possible to recognize all of the donors who brought in food last month, but here are a few:  The Downtown Business Association's Car Show, The Girl Scout Food Drive, The Hastings High School Powder Puff Football Game, The Community Halloween Party (sponsored by Community Education, the YMCA, Parks and Recreation and the Youth First Planning Council), the Rio Gran Halloween Party, National Honor Society, Penny Pettit Family Pumpkin Party, Weight Watchers,  Little Beginnings Learning Center, Mississippi Terrace, Oak Ridge Manor, River of Life Awanas, Provincial Bank Harvest of Hope, Cross of Christ Church, Calvary Christian Church, St. Luke's, St. Josephs, St. John the Baptist, SEAS, United Methodist Church, Our Saviors, Hope Lutheran, The Vet's Home, Tim Behrends, Ron Guck, Ken Dreher, Peter Meier, Dennis Martin, Dave and Maureen Marshall, Ann Johnson and Chuck and Don's Pet Food Outlet, Afton Apples, Rivertown Lions, Signature Specialty Sales and Marketing, Cub, Coborn's, Target, Emily's, Panera, the Farmer's Market, Jim and Barb Niebur, Chipotle and Jimmy John's.

The need is greater than ever before but thanks to those who have stepped up, we are meeting the need and feeding the hungry.

With a grateful heart,

Chris Koop

Executive Director

Hastings Family Service