Selmians show love for fellow citizens

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Once again Selma has stepped up to the plate in support of a needed effort. The Times-Journal informed the community this month that the Selma Area Food Bank’s cupboards were almost bare and that there was a need to replenish the shelves to feed Selma’s hungry.

According to an article in The Times-Journal yesterday, gifts are coming in almost every day.

Buddy Wiltsie, the food bank’s executive director, expressed deep gratitude for an outpouring of checks and some food received since the latest of many articles about the food bank that have appeared in the Times-Journal.

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The outpouring just goes to show Selmians have big hearts when it comes to those in need.

In addition to the individual donors, U.S. Rep. Artur Davis’ staff has requested that constituents bring canned goods to the town hall meeting at the Marion Depot in Marion from 6-8 p.m. on June 28.

The food will then be sent to the food bank.

In addition, Wiltsie noted that Frazier Memorial United Methodist Church in Montgomery has volunteers working in several locations including the food bank. The work that is being done is appreciated and will help many needy families.

One donor was quoted as saying that ” It’s a shame that anybody in Selma, Alabama should go hungry.

Anybody who has any spare change should donate to the food bank.

We don’t need hungry people in Selma.

The food bank is very important to the citizens of Selma.”

Please continue giving to this cause.