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Letter: Food bank donations go a long way for residents

 


Dear Editor,

We all know someone who might have trouble providing food for their family.

With the coronavirus pandemic causing layoffs throughout Sweetwater County, the demands on the Sweetwater County Food Bank are only increasing.

Donating to the food bank doesn’t mean cleaning out the pantry or buying cans of food to donate for a food drive. In fact, donating money to the food bank is the most effective way to donate. Through the Food Bank of the Rockies, the bank can purchase food at prices much lower than what we pay at the grocery store, stretching those dollars further than anyone could otherwise.

A one-time donation benefits the food bank, but a smaller monthly donation, event if it’s in the $5-$10 range, can help feed people when they’re needing the help the most. Last year, more than 7,000 residents in the county were identified as being food insecure, meaning they may not know where their next meal is coming from.

As this pandemic continues to hurt our local and state economies, the number of people needing the safety net provided by the Sweetwater County Food Bank will only grow.

Now is the time for us to come together as a community and help our neighbors.

Jeff Homan

Green River

 

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