Letters to the Editor

Kingston Food Bank needs help — now

I would like to send an urgent plea for our local Kingston Food Bank.

I have been a volunteer for our community food bank for more than two years. We had to move out of our original building of more than 50 years because the county condemned the building, so it misplaced not only our food bank but a local church and the VFW post. We found a break from the Windermere Real Estate people for a temporary place, but must leave that space by April 22 because they need to get it ready to lease.

We have put the word out to find someone who would be willing to let us move into an empty building so that we can still serve the many families in our community — some place close to town for all the folks who walk to us or the homeless who have no transportation. We have not yet had anyone step up with an offer for us.

At this point, we are desperate. We have no place to go and will be unable to continue helping our families in need.

If someone could donate a space for us, they could use it as a charitable contribution on taxes. We could pay the utilities. We are nonprofit and every gift or donation goes 100 percent to our families in need. Our client list is growing monthly, so there is a great need for our help and we are hoping if this is publicized, maybe someone will be generous enough to come to the community’s aid.

Thank you so much for your time and consideration. Contact our director, Barb Fulton, (360) 297-7100.

Barbara Kaytor
Kingston

 

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