Food bank history subject of meeting
Cathy Henderson of the Marion County Resource Center and Food Bank gave the program at the Sept. 13 meeting of St. Luke Hospital Auxiliary Unit.
Henderson said Erna Mae Yeagley started the food bank in 1940. Presently located at 1220 E. Main, the bank is open 9 a.m. to noon Mondays and 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursdays.
The food is donated. Some comes from the Kansas Food Bank in Wichita. People from Burns, Florence, Peabody, Hillsboro, Lincolnville, Lost Springs, Goessel, and Marion are served.
Volunteers worked 1,164 hours last year. There are 164 members.
St. Luke CEO Jeremy Ensey announced that 500 Hall at St. Luke Living Center has been completed and the pediatric room at St. Luke Clinic decorated.
Elora Robinson and Mary Griffith reported St. Luke Auxiliary received the Gold Award at the Kansas Hospital Auxiliaries Convention. The award is framed and on display in the St. Luke Hospital Auxiliary Shoppe.
The next meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the St. Luke Clinic basement.
Last modified Oct. 3, 2018