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Forestville Food Closet

The Forestville Food Closet Gives Thanks!

Jan 22, 2018


By Barbara St. Louis

The Forestville Food Closet celebrates all the indispensable contributors  who so generously support this twice-monthly food give-out, a lifeline for  up to 73 Forestville families year round. Our amazing volunteers, including our inspiring leadership, Ken Jones, Chuck Bishop, Ginger Minnich, Barbara St. Louis, Chan Castleberry, Denise Wood plus the indefatigableRev.  Monique-Cheri Pierre, who bring it all to fruition. This simply cannot happen without the full support of our Forestville community.

Our volunteers and recipients give a full-throated shout-out of thanks for the generous grants from the Bodean Fund, Eastern Star Gold Ridge Star Chapter, Forestville Planning Association, Russian River Rotary, Sebastapol Rotary and the Trappe Family.

Important In-kind contributions came in from Andy’s Market, Bohemian Creamery, Redwood Empire Food Bank, Safeway, St. Vincent de Paul, Speers Market, Traditional Medicinals. Community donors include FUMC anonymous members, Kathleen J. Barnes, Stephanie Cika, Cathy Ann Coleman-Cutler & Rick Cutler, Jill McClary, Jim & Valerie Niskanen, Joseph & Katherine Best-Smith (honoring Emma Smith) and the incredibleService Station. Also, we thank our volunteer recipients who give back to our beloved community by picking up the trash along Main Street almost every week now via the JD Kaiwi Downtown Beautification Project.


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