Friday, January 19, 2018

The pallets of food generated through the Hometown Ribbon campaign were ready to be transported to Project Hope last week.

Hometown Ribbon campaign generates $1,200 for food bank

The Columbus IGA recently partnered with shoppers to help keep the shelves of the Project Hope food bank stocked.
It was the second year for the Hometown Ribbon campaign in which ribbons were sold for $10, with IGA matching each $10 sale. The campaign ran from Dec. 12 until Dec. 22.
“We sold 600 Hometown Ribbons with a total donation of $1,200,” said Denise Caton, Columbus IGA store director. “We at Columbus IGA enjoy being a part of this fundraiser.”
With that money the following items were purchased for the food bank:
•60 boxes of IGA corn flakes
•60 bags of IGA egg noodles
•60 boxes of Essential Everyday stuffing
•60 boxes of IGA saltines
•60 jars of IGA pasta sauce
•120 boxes of IGA macaroni and cheese
•120 cans of IGA tomato soup
•120 cans of IGA chicken noodle soup
•240 cans IGA veggies
•60 packs of IGA bath tissue
•60 rolls of IGA paper towels
•60 packs of IGA napkins
Project Hope distributed 90 Christmas food boxes this year, which was up slightly from the previous year. All donated food that was not used for boxes is now helping start 2015 out strong. Project Hope said one item the food bank is always low on and canned fruit.

About Project Hope
Project Hope serves residents of Stillwater County with a food bank, thrift store and various outreach programs. It is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. and Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m. For more information call (406)322-8537.