In recognition of the 10th anniversary of Alpine Bank in Delta, the bank and staff are planning various monthly activities throughout the year. There will be a bigger celebration occurring during the month of July, the actual month the bank opened in 2007. Stay tuned for announcements of additional events and activities.
For the month of April, the Delta staff has elected to support the Delta Food Pantry. Throughout the month there will be collection boxes at the bank's Delta branch located at 1660 Highway 92 in Delta to support the needs at the pantry.
Mary Pfalzgraff, co-director of the Delta Food Pantry, shared the mission of the pantry that "No one should be hungry." The pantry is serving 40 more families per month than last year. With that increase there is even more need for donations to support their organization. Pfalzgraff stated, "Honestly, we're having trouble keeping food on the shelves. We are completely out of canned fruit, and we are always in need of cereal, peanut butter, soups and tuna fish."
Delta Food Pantry serves Delta County residents. Food pickup takes place Monday-Friday in the back alley of St. Michael's Church. The pantry serves Delta County, including the cities of Delta, Cedaredge, Crawford, Hotchkiss, Orchard City, Paonia, Austin, Cory, Eckert and Lazear. For more information call 970-252-6452.