The 47th District: Issues, Insight & Interaction
KENT FOOD BANK HONORS NANCY TURNER FOR 25 YEARS OF SERVICE ON THEIR BOARDFebruary 22nd, 2012 at Wed, 22nd, 2012 at 7:11 am by lesliehamada
Nancy Turner has served her community in so many ways. If you are ever having a down day walk in a room and the first thing you get from Nancy is a big smile and a big hug. She is one of those unsung heroes that is there to help those in need in any way. Last night, she was honored at the Kent Food Bank Annual Business Dinner for 25 years of service. The dinner was held at the Valley View Christian Church and President of the Food Bank presided over the meeting Pat Pawlak, from the Kent Fire Department. The past board was made up of Pat, Nancy, Jeanette Ristau of the Kent School District, John Straus of the Kent Police Department, Verla Morrison (Vice-President) Kent United Methodist Church, Dave Bishop,Valley View Christian Church, Jim Renton, community member, Deanna Gratzer(Secretary) King County Fire District #37, and Sam Ray, Volunteers Representative. The staff of the Kent Food Bank consists of Jeniece Choate, Executive Director, Harriet Venables, Assistant Director, and Camico Rivon, Warehouse Coordinator.
The Kent Food Bank is one of the larger food banks in South King County. Clients may visit monthly for food, clothes, and government commodities and they can come weekly for perishable items such as: bread, produce and diary. Homeless individuals/families may visit weekly for special quick or no cook food items. There are two physical location one on 515 W. Harrison Street, Suite 107 in downtown Kent and one on the hill at 27360 129th Place SE. In 2011, they served 16, 791 people and that breaks down to 10, 171 adults and 6,620 children.
People like Nancy Turner are what make this community great. They are just quietly going about their job making the world a better place to be in. She is special and if you see her walking around Kent go up to her and give her a big hug and say–”thank you!”