Surface Creek generously supports food bank

By Donna Christenson

Dear Editor:

The board of directors of Surface Creek Community Services would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the people of this community for the wonderful response to our Christmas box distribution this year. Donations have been pouring in and we have received enough to cover all of the 250 Christmas boxes we made up for our annual distribution. We also received many contributions for the running of the food bank.

We could not continue to serve this community without the help of so many wonderful people who support us.

We are serving about 200 families per month, many who are elderly and do not receive enough income to live on. We serve the communities of Cedaredge, Eckert, Austin and Cory and are supported entirely by contributions from churches, businesses, service organizations and individuals in the area. We sometimes receive grants and this year received $5,000 from El Pomar and $1,000 from Western Colorado Community Foundation. We are an all-volunteer organization so almost all of our money is spent on food for the community.

We thank our volunteers who spend countless hours serving others -- we couldn't exist without you.

We also thank the Town of Cedaredge for the use of the facility we use and the Town of Orchard City for its support.

We are so thankful to have such a generous community that cares about those in need in our area.

Donna Christenson
Surface Creek
Community Board
of Directors