The employees and directors of Kodiak Electric Association held a food drive on December 13 to donate locally, and gathered a combined weight of 382 pounds of canned and dry goods, a $150 cash donation, and a $400 Safeway gift card to round out the pantry items. KEA employees delivered the pounds of goodness to the Salvation Army Food Bank on December 16 as a way of sharing the blessings of the season with community members who may be in need of assistance. Salvation Army’s Major Michael Bates expressed his appreciation of the donation on behalf of the food bank recipients.
The Salvation Army is currently preparing packages of food, clothing and toys for Christmas distribution. 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. All donations are gratefully accepted.