The employees and directors of Kodiak Electric Association held a food drive on December 7 for local donation, and gathered a combined weight of 332 pounds of food, filling 16 large boxes. They also donated $100 cash and a $50 Safeway gift card to round out the pantry items. KEA employees delivered the pounds of goodness to the Salvation Army Food Bank on December 11 as a way of sharing the blessings of the season with community members who may be in need of assistance.
Salvation Army’s Major Cathy Quinn expressed her appreciation of the donation on behalf of the food bank recipients. She noted that the Food Bank is serving more people than last year here in Kodiak, and is always grateful to accept donations. The Food Bank is currently in need of kid-friendly food, such as spaghettios, beefaroni, ravioli, and peanut butter and jelly. Other suggested items are: pop top cans or pouches of meats like tuna, seafood, vienna sausages, chili, soups, and stews, as well as dry goods such as beef jerky, cup of noodles, macaroni and cheese, top ramen, crackers, oatmeal, cereals, and breakfast bars.