By ROBERT S. MERRILL
Work has been completed on a new Community Food Pantry in Preston and an open house is scheduled for tomorrow, (Thursday) Nov. 8, at 8:30 a.m. The public is invited.
Electrical work was finished last Friday at the facility, built as an addition at the rear of the city’s archery building on West Oneida, according to Steve Aust, who is one of a group of people that spearheaded the project.
He said $20,000 in cash was raised for the project and another $28,000 was contributed in material and donated labor.
“Our biggest cash donation came from the George S. and Delores Eccles Foundation who gave $15,000. Mark Butterfield, of Mark Butterfield Construction, was in charge of building. He donated his time and we had many volunteers step up and help throughout the six weeks of construction,” he said.
“We recently had an overhead door at the north end of the building donated and installed by Advanced Doors of Logan. This will help with unloading of food from a delivery truck we get once per month from Pocatello. But we are still in need of a forklift to help move the items. We are also anticipating installation of a walk-in freezer in the near future.
This story is sponsored by Stokes MarketPlace and The Preston Citizen Bookstore.
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