The quarterly Brandon Lodge drive-thru food collection was held Aug. 27. Robin Rutzke; Sharon Hammersla, PDD; Linda Craft; Sandie Pelkey (lodge member and Craft’s daughter); and Mary Lou Scribner, PER arrived at 8 a.m. to accept donations. Twenty-two Elks members and seven non-members dropped off bags and boxes of food donations. One member gave a cash donation of $204.11 which Hammersla used to shop for additional food. In total, the lodge donated 507 pounds of food valued at more than $1,000. Lodge member Charlene Hart volunteers at the food bank and was happy to accept this donation that Hammersla delivered. Nativity Food Bank was thrilled to receive it, as their shelves were getting dangerously low on supplies. At the drive-thru, a member also dropped off a trunk full of National Geographic and other magazines which Rutzke will donate to the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital.
Pictured at the drive-thru are Sharon Hammersla, PDD; Linda Craft; Sandie Pelkey; and Mary Lou Scribner, PER. Charlene Hart accepts the donations at Nativity Food Bank from Sharon Hammersla, PDD.