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REVIEW: Creswell Food Pantry counts its 2017 blessings

Rose and Gerry Eldredge delivered approximately 500 gifts for Creswell Food Pantry customers, given throughout the month of December. SUSAN BLACHNIK

The Creswell community has generously supported the Creswell Food Pantry this year. The fall food drives totaled 9,116 pounds! We thank Boy Scout Troop #28 and Cub Scout Pack #28, Banner Bank, Creslane Elementary School, South Lane County Fire & Rescue, Creswell letter carriers, First Community Credit Union, Creswell Middle School and all who donated. Special note to the schools: the potatoes are awesome!
Additionally, Banner Bank, First Community Credit Union and Creslane Elementary School collected financial donations totaling $1,227!
Rose and Gerry Eldredge have provided individual gifts for each and every food pantry customer throughout the month of December. For some, it may be the only gift they receive. Thank you, Rose and Gerry.
Vaughn Bispham of Ramblin’ Ewe Farm donated a late crop of spectacular broccoli and cauliflower in November, totaling 409 pounds. The largest cauliflower weighed in at 10 pounds! It was freshly cut and absolutely spectacular.
As we look back at 2017, we would like to thank all the people who have supported us financially and with food donations. Local farm donors include: Good Food Easy, Select Mushrooms,Tangled Orchard Farm and Thistle Family Farm.
Local business donors and supporters include: Nelson Restaurant Corporation (owner of TJ’s Restaurant), Joe’s Diner, Creswell Coffee Company, Ye Old Town Chimney Sweep Cleaning, Farmlands Market, Nathan Marple Excavation, Emerald PUD, the Presbyterian Women’s Association, CreswellFirst!, the City of Creswell, Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Bi-Mart, Creswell Church of the Nazarene, United Way of Lane County, Cascade Home Center, Mountain View Real Estate and Property Management, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services, Keller Williams Realty, Hayden Homes and Absolute Health.