Five facts about the Andes Food Bank:
- Started in 2010
- It is a part of the Delaware Opportunities network of community food pantries and operates within the guidelines of Delaware Opportunities
- Donations made out to “Andes Presbyterian Church” with a notation “for the Food Bank” are tax deductible
- Makes home deliveries when transportation is a problem
- The Andes Community Food Bank is open twice a week: Tuesdays 11 am to 1 pm and Fridays 5-7 pm.
Thoughtful contributions allowed many Andes households to enjoy an extra-savory holiday table, and start the New Year on a celebratory note:
- The Andes Fire Department holiday dinners, distributed by the Andes Food Bank, provided lots of holiday cheer for 20 households. Many families and individuals have expressed their warm appreciation for the terrific hams, turkeys, apple pies, and all the fixings.
- Gratitude for a very generous $125 donation from the fabulous Andes Roundtable.
- The Tremperskill Rod and Gun Club filled the Food Bank larders with many needed food items.
- An anonymous friend provided Price Chopper gift cards.
- Bev Travis and Bob Lidsky are frequent Food Bank angels.
- Thanks to the many community and church members including those of St. Anne’s Catholic Church, Andes; Cabin Hill Presbyterian Church; Andes United Methodist Church; and the Presbyterian Church of Andes, who are faithful supporters of the Food Bank.
Jim and Carol Barrett of the United Methodist Church, who have been staffing the Friday evening hours since the Food Bank opened its doors in 2010, are exceptional volunteers. Let’s give a community shout-out to Jim and Carol who not only welcome clients with gracious hospitality, but also put in many hours keeping the Food Bank orderly, hygienic and well-managed. Their network of friendships in Andes makes them a key channel for wide community participation in this town resource. ~