I want to thank The Herald and reporter Diana Hefley for explaining the plight of food shortages not only at the Marysville Community Food Bank, but all others in the county as well (“Marysville food bank short,” Tuesday). Since then, we have had a fantastic and generous response in terms of both cash donations and food drives.
Among them, the leadership class at Marysville-Pilchuck High School will be having a food drive Wednesday through Nov. 19. The Fred Meyer store in Marysville also is conducting a food drive, which will be matched by the corporate office. And the Thriftway store is contributing a pallet of canned foods and has issued a challenge to other stores in the Marysville area to match its gift. Cash donations from individuals, service clubs, businesses, education associations and others, combined with the food drives, gives all of us encouragement that we will be able to meet the ever-increasing demand for food supplies during the coming holiday season.
Marysville Community Food Bank