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Good turn done: Scout adds new resource to food bank

Tucked against the western-facing wall of the Kenai Food Bank is a the freshly varnished shelter that will house a new resource for local clients.

...another VISTA member to help is develop the services we know are needed here," said Linda Swarner, Executive Director of the Food Bank. The previous VISTA at KPFB, Bonnie Miller, collaborated to help set up the Farmer's Fresh Market and also...
Over 300 turn out for the Food Banks Annual Soup Supper at KCHS.

...local residents on the Kenai Peninsula who find themselves in need this winter," said Linda Swarner executive director of the Food Bank. The Soup Supper is an empty bowl event with over 300 hand crafted bowls created by local potters and members...
Court employees compete, donate a ton of food

A friendly competition between the Kenai's District Attorney's Office and the Public Defender Agency helped people in need this holiday season. The two offices, which generally compete toe-to-toe at the Kenai Courthouse, collected food last week as part of a private food drive. The public defenders won the competition, donating 1,547 pounds of canned and dried foods. The district attorneys donated 978 pounds of food. Assistant district attorney Angela Garay started the food drive after speaking with her mother who volunteers at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank.
Feeding the soul: Artwork brightens diner's decor

For years, people have been able to make a midday stop at the Kenai Peninsula Food Bank for a hot and hearty meal, and recently the decor of the establishment was changed to be equally warm and inviting.
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Food Bank shares a better way to eat

With Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's on the way, so too are candy, pies, cookies and eggnog, but an upcoming series of nutritional classes may offer some still sweet, but healthier alternatives to eat during the holiday season.
Soldotna Police Officers raise cash for Holiday turkeys

Regardless of religious or non-religious preferences this is the season of sharing, giving and helping all to have a warm and happy holiday season. The Kenai Peninsula Food Bank is a hub for helping those in need of food through out the year and especially during the holiday season. According to executive director of the Food Bank Linda Swarner they?ve been doing well with high school and local business canned food drives but have run short of turkeys, ?As of Tuesday the 18th we were totally out of turkeys, so we were very happy to receive the check from the Soldotna Police Officers and we?ll be using their donation to buy turkeys for the freezer,? said Swarner.
Wanted: Can-do attitude

...Saturday, but we don't have anyone signed up to put together sculptures yet," said Linda Swarner, exective director of the food bank. Swarner said businesses, organizations, families, schools, churches and youth groups are all welcome to...


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