Dear editor:

I want to say “Well Done!” to the citizens of Moultrie and Colquitt County. The Colquitt Food Bank has ended 2013 in the best condition we have been in for the past few years.

In addition to our regular distribution throughout the year, this Christmas we were able to prepare food baskets for 650 families. When you think about this number in terms of people, it comes to around 2,000 individuals.

The donations of food, money and volunteer hours make our daily operation possible. This year has been one of great loss with the death of our Executive Director Andrew C. (Andy) Jordan. He faithfully served the Food Bank for more than 20 years and as director since 2002 until his passing in July 2013. Andy Jordan left a legacy of excellence and dedication to the people of Colquitt County and Moultrie.

During August of this year the food stock in the Food Bank warehouse hit an all-time low. However, that situation was short lived as neighbors and friends spread the word about our shortage. Then things began to happen. Churches, schools, businesses and individuals responded with non-perishables the like I have never seen before. It has been the most awesome display of giving I have ever witnessed.

But, it doesn’t end there because you have continued to support the Boys and Girls Club, Serenity House, Hope House, Children’s Cheer and Toy Shop, YMCA, Packer athletics and the United Way.

The list can be longer but I just wanted you to know you are wonderful and appreciated. If there is a better place to live, work and play I don’t know where it is.

Again, thank you for your generous support in helping us fulfill our objective of feeding the hungry in our community.

Andrew Christensen Jr.,

executive director,

Colquitt Food Bank

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