Generosity helps put food in pantry


  Those of us at the Homer Food Pantry have been blessed with many helping hands as community members bring in canned and dry goods each week and  groups help us with their food drives.

We just received 2,200 pounds of food items from the Coast Guard Haunted Hickory annual event which will help us immensely with the holidays. Don’t they do great work? Other food drives from the scouts and churches are always helpful during this season. It’s so great to see  their faithful service.

 We are most grateful for the various financial contributions from churches, St. John’s Catholic Church, St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, Church on the Rock, Christian Community Church, All Saints of America, and groups, Homer Foundation, United Way Safety Net, American Legion Post 16, AK USA Credit Union and various individuals too numerous to name. It’s a beautiful thing, the generosity of our community. 

 Our Fall Food Fund Raising Dinner was a great sucess. To those who donated raffle items, contributed bread and desserts to our evening, we are ever so grateful. We had so much fun serving dinner to our contributing friends, listening to the Ukelele Band’s delightful music and watching faces when they won a raffle item.

 The pantry operates soley through the generously donated time and efforts of various volunteers. We are an “all volunteer army” and invite you to join us. We would welcome anyone who might want to volunteer at the pantry on Mondays, 9 a.m.-3 p.m.  Many hands make light work.  We would also welcome any holiday food items you might want to share. 

Working together, we are an all powerful force in our community.  When we have opportunities to improve each others lives, everyone benefits.  Thanks Homer, for bringing your bright light of hope and help to those in need in our community.

Remember, “every dime and every dollar” that is donated goes to those who need our help.


Diana Jeska and HCFP Board Members