This has been a difficult year for the Cannon County Food Bank with demand being higher while, at the same time, donations have been down. Rev. John Wesley Hembree recently presented a $500 check to the local food bank from the United Methodist people in Woodbury.
"Our churches throughout the area receive a special hunger offering each year and divide up the resources among the organizations that are feeding the hungry," Hembree said.
First United Methodist of Woodbury also specifies one food item each month that members bring to worship and leave in a special collection bin. The item is collected each Sunday during the month. At the end of the month that item is donated to the Food Bank.
Rev. Embree recently presented the $500 check to Food Bank Chairperson Lois Larimer. On hand for the check presentation were, front row from left, Betty Gohde, Hembree, Larimer and Reba Denny. Back row, from left, Howard Gohde, Paston Dennis Clark, Bryson Johnson and Yvonne Grimes. Hembree, Grimes and Denny represented the First United Methodist Church and others on hand for the photo represent the Food Bank.