This time of year as the holidays approach, everyone’s thoughts turn to food.
Emery County Food Bank Coordinator Katherine Emanuele and assistant
Camille Campbell are concerned
because the supplies at the food bank are so limited. At this time they
have no turkeys available.
Their usual supplier, a turkey grower from Sanpete County, was unable to
donate this year because of the
epidemic of bird flu that hit the country earlier this year which greatly
reduced his production.
Other food items are also needed. The shelves are scantily stocked. The
local bank does not receive as much
from the Utah Food Bank as they previously have done. Perishable, as well
as nonperishable items are also
accepted as they do have refrigeration and freezer space available. Emery
County Food Bank serves about 120
families each month. Their hours are 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. Tuesday,
Wednesday, and Thursday at
40 South Center Street, in Castle Dale. Coordinator Emanuele ask that
anyone wanting donate contact her
on her cell, 749-1750. She stated they have volunteers to help pick up
donations or they can receive
them at the center.Emery County Food Bank works directly under Geri
Gamber, Community Service Project
Manager in Price.
Kat wanted to thank local gardeners for their generous donations of
produce during harvest time. She also greatly
appreciates Wheeler Manufacturing for their donation of time; also local
volunteers and workers.She also noted
that Utah Power and Light Credit Union is rewarding their customers that
bring in food items for the food bank.