Show your support for Selma Area Food Bank

Published 8:00 pm Monday, October 21, 2013

The story in Friday’s edition of the Times-Journal simply read, “A dollar goes a long way at the Selma Area Food Bank. Just $1 supplies 14 meals, $11 provides 154 meals and $22 provides 308 meals …”

When was the last time you were able to provide for your family for $1 or less? The answer to that is, never. In short, the Selma Area Food Bank is able to perform — for lack of a better word — miracles with the money it receives.

These figures were recently included in a mailed appeal by the Food Bank to residents throughout the area and it is our belief, this is an appeal that should be answered by everyone.

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There is not a day that goes by that someone in our county, our city, our neighborhood does not face the challenges of poverty or hunger. It is a sad reality we all must come to grips with. But, it is a reality that we can do something about.

For quite some time, we have taken to this space to call for your support of an organization and the work they do, such is the case now with the Selma Area Food Bank.

The role they play in purchasing and providing food 47 partner agencies who serve low-income families in Dallas, Perry Wilcox and Marengo counties is so important, especially as we approach the holiday season.

If you feel called to help support this organization and the amazing work they do, contact them at 872-4111.

The donation you give will go a long, long way in providing a meal to those who so desperately need it.