Letters to the Editor

Letter: Another great group

On Aug. 1, an interesting article in reporter Cynthia Lambert’s column discussing the homeless plan in South County appeared in The Tribune.

Although it held much information, I was disappointed it stated the People’s Kitchen in Grover Beach provided much-needed service to the community (and it does), but it failed to mention the Five Cities Christian Women’s Emergency Food Ministry, also in Grover Beach.

I am a member of this group of wonderful, caring volunteers who have served the Five Cities area and Nipomo continuously since 1973 with food to prepare at home. This year to date, we have provided for 4,735 families, totaling 17,184 people.

We are a nonprofit and have no fundraisers. Our help comes from the Lord and the community to continue this mission.

At no cost, we provide food weekdays from 2 to 4 p.m. to our neighbors in need. We also provide Christmas baskets with gifts for the children and layettes for our little newborns as needed.

From the people who shop, sort, stock, clean and distribute, it does take a village. Please remember who we are. We work so diligently to answer a very important need. And, of course, we always need help. We gratefully accept donations of food and funds.