Cherokee Village Senior Center supports local food bank

Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Members of the Cherokee Village Senior Center took a minute for a photograph before sending the more than $400 worth of food they had collected to the Ministerial Alliance Food Pantry.
Lauren Siebert

The patrons of the Cherokee Village Senior Center have spent the last month collecting food in order to help support the food pantry of the Ministerial Alliance located in Hardy.

According to center director, Dianne Knauss, this is the sixth year the seniors have taken up the cause and something they seem to enjoy.

“We have been working on this for the last month. My people, some of the food they brought in and others gave me money to go and purchase the hams, turkeys and other items that were needed that have not been brought in,” Knauss said. “We collected over $400 worth of food.”

When asked why they had chosen the Ministerial Alliance’s food pantry, Knauss said it was because they serve the public on a regular basis.

“Up until a couple of years ago, we’d also collect clothing but haven’t been able to because we don’t have a place to store it. We do still collect food though,” Knauss said. “I appreciate [my people] what they do very much, they have very caring and giving hearts and we try to help those less fortunate than us and that’s what we’ve done. We just want to do our part.”

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