The South County Community Food Bank, a food pantry, has always valued the support of the local community. Although there are organizations at the national, state and local level helping us, hungry families, children and seniors have been fed through the generosity of locals and businesses for more than 30 years.

Community support in 2016 was remarkable, particularly during the holidays. Thank you. Now winter is here. This is the hungriest time of the year. Work is scarce and the holiday contributions are finished. Community support is needed more than ever. Whatever you can do will help those who cannot help themselves.

At this time we think of the locals who started this food pantry. The founders, like Harry Miller, are now gone. They wanted to create an institution to help feed the neediest in this community. The South County Community Food Bank, a food pantry and a 501(c)(3) organization is still here, and the children and their families and other hungry locals are still here.

Your support is needed the most at this time of the year. You can contribute by mailing a check to P.O. Box 602, Seaside, OR 97138, or by dropping a contribution of food or money to our building at 2041 N. Roosevelt Drive in Seaside. Whatever you can do will help. Thank you.

James C. Casterline

South County Community Food Bank board member and past president

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