SUBMITTED PHOTO FROM LEFT TO RIGHT: Fareway Assistant Manager Nick Wassenaar,  volunteer Gary Haupert, Food Pantry Director Shirley Haupert, GCFB board member Tom Safley, helper Kashlyn Skalla, GCFB board member Mark Naberhaus, and Fareway employee Carson Cerveny.

Cram the Cab raises funds to combat food insecurity

Special to the Jefferson Herald

A grand total of $1,654 was raised at this year’s Greene County Farm Bureau’s Cram the Cab event held June 12 - 17 at the Jefferson Fareway.  Food pantry director Shirley Haupert thanked the county Farm Bureau for their continuing commitment to help those in the county struggling with food insecurity. “As the number of Greene county families relying on food assistance help from the food pantry continues to grow, donations like this from generous individuals help us fill our shelves,” Haupert said.

The dollar total represents a combination from Fareway customers who purchased pre-packed bags of non-perishable food items, customers who rounded up their grocery bill at the cash registers, and cash donations from Kim Tjepkes, Financial Services agent and the county Farm Bureau.

This morning Greene county board members Tom Safley and Mark Naberhaus, Fareway assistant manager Nick Wassenaar and Fareway employee Carson Cerveny delivered 31 grocery bags filled with non-perishable food items that had been purchased and also made a check(s) presentation to Haupert.

Not to be forgotten is Rueter’s Equipment in Grand Junction for again partnering with us and the use of a tractor for the week!

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