A couple of the stories in this summer edition of Connection make me smile, because they show how far we’ve come.
There’s our founder, Frank Gerson, in the early 1970s with his Free Store truck. (Yes, “Free Store” was two words back then!) He’s the one who got this whole thing rolling.
And there’s our beautiful new Community Resource & Distribution Center, 225,000 square feet, which accomplishes at least two things: 1) It gives us the space we’ve desperately needed for years. 2) It positions us for the future, giving us the capacity to meet the future needs of the families we serve — with your continued support.
Frank died in 2016, but his legacy lives on — through our work, of course, but especially through supporters like you who share his heart for helping neighbors facing hunger.
And as you’ll read in our story on Elijah, the need for healthy meals is even greater in the summer when kids are out of school. As always, every $1 provides up to 3 meals. Thank you for your compassion.
Kurt L. Reiber
President & CEO