Letter: Area is fortunate to have Bath food bank

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Thank you to our community for supporting the Bath Area Food Bank at the Midsummer Benefit Dinner.

Bath’s reinvigorated waterfront freight shed housed the event. Our farmers provided delicious and healthy local food. The Arrowsics provided terrific tunes. Local residents got the word out, bought tickets, donated money and food, decorated the venue, cooked and cleaned up. It was a wonderful community effort. Special thanks to Wiebke Theodore of the Bath Freight Shed Alliance and to Marcia Beach of the Food Bank who organized the event.

Together, our community raised over $3,000, enough money to provide more than 17,000 pounds of food (more than eight tons) to local families.

There are many people in our community that rely on the services provided by the Food Bank. One of the things we appreciate most about the organization is that it is run on a very tight budget and staffed entirely by volunteers. When you give money, time, or food to the Bath Area Food Bank it is used with great care and efficiency. We are fortunate to have it.

Louanne and Mark Schoninger
Bath Natural Market