The Cedar Key Food Pantry’s administrator Donna Beach and financial manager Jeri Treat welcomed the Community Garden’s first small harvest from Lions Club President Eileen Bowers Thursday at the Cedar Key Food Pantry at the Cedar Key United Methodist Church.
Arugula, other lettuces, basil, kale, and other greens were among the small harvest. This Cedar Key Garden Club’s Community Garden contribution is another part of our “community coming together to support the Pantry.” “A lot is going on at the Food Pantry,”’ commented Beach. “We are so thankful to the Lions for their ogling supply of fresh milk for years.”
This Christmas brought the wonderful surprise of: a spaghetti dinner, a half palate of food, and a monetary donation from the folks at Cedar Key RV Resort some nine miles north of Cedar Key on State Road 24.
Beach reminds the community that items that continue to be needed are:
- personal hygiene items, preferably non-gender specific, but all are welcomed;
- peanut butter because it is unavailable from the Food of the Mighty where the Pantry purchases much of its food at discounted prices and the fact that peanut butter is a fine source of protein;
- small bags of rice and beans;
- and canned fruit.
Items may be dropped off at the Food Pantry at the United Methodist Church entrance on Third Street on Thursday afternoons.