Letter from the President: February 2021

Dear Friend,

To say the least, 2020 was a challenging year. So many of our neighbors suffered not only through a pandemic, but devastating wildfires, too. And even though we might get past COVID soon, its effects — including widespread unemployment and a sharp rise in food insecurity — will be with us for a while.Rick Gaupo, Marion Polk Food Share President

That’s why I’m so grateful that you’re on our team. Many people in Marion and Polk counties rely on your kindness.

Your support makes a difference for a parent who has to choose between paying their electric bill or buying food for their kids. Your gift is a lifeline for a senior
living on a fixed income. Your generosity does a world of good … right here in our community.

I hope the stories in this edition of The Harvester will inspire you to continue your support in 2021, starting with a generous gift today. Every $1 helps provide 3 meals to hungry families.

Thank you!

Rick Gaupo

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