The Surface Creek Community Services Food Bank is a vital and reliable resource serving the nutritional health needs of valley families year round.
The 50 volunteers who staff and run the food bank located in Cedaredge are preparing for the arrival of the colder weather and for the upcoming holidays. A major project under way now is preparing for the annual Christmas Gift Box campaign.
The food bank was blessed with a gracious community to assist with monetary funds to cover the expense of distributing over 215 boxes last year. Each box costs approximately $38. The food bank volunteers are asking the community to help meet this year's need.
The boxes are filled with a turkey or ham, potatoes, onions, fresh fruit, canned pumpkin, green beans, corn, sweet potatoes, dressing and butter. Distribution will take place Dec. 16.
All donations for the Christmas project should be made out to Surface Creek Community Services and specifically marked for the "Christmas Dinner Boxes."
The mailing address is:Surface Creek Community Services, PO Box 963, Cedaredge CO 81413. The food bank phone number is 970-856-1125; email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Surface Creek Community Services Food Bank is an all-volunteer organization supported completely by church donations, and by donations from individuals, businesses, service organization, fundraisers, food drives and grants.
The food bank is supervised by a nine-member board of directors and is a certified nonprofit 501(c)3 entity.
To volunteer, donate or for other information, call the food bank at 856-1125.
The election results are in at the local, state and national level, and as expected, Democrats are doing well in state and national races. Colorado has elected Jared Polis as governor; nationally the Republicans appear to retain control of the Senate while Democrats now control the House of Representative.
With a ballot full of local and state measures, voter turnout in Delta County topped 71%, with 15,889 ballots cast. Statewide, voter turnout was just over 52%.
Of the three Delta County residents seeking state offices, Matt Soper won over Thea Chase in State Representative Dist. 54; Mike Mason lost to Julie McCluskie in State Representative Dist. 61; and Olen Lund lost to Kerry Donovan in State Senate Dist. 5.
Locally, in the City of Delta voters rejected a .5% sales tax increase to fund recreation, as well as recreational marijuana sales. The sale of medical marijuana and cultivation/manufacturing facilities was approved by a slim margin. Delta voters also gave the city the green light to move forward with selling or trading the Cottonwood and Riverbend Park, and to sell the old Municipal Light and Power Building.