Roy Robinson presents donation to food bank
By KIRK BOXLEITNER
Marysville Globe Reporter
December 14, 2011 · 10:24 AM
MARYSVILLE — The Marysville Community Food Bank received two gifts for the holidays from Roy Robinson Chevrolet on Dec. 1.
Roy Robinson’s Gordon Bjorg Sr. and Gordon Bjorg Jr. arrived at the food bank that afternoon to present its volunteer coordinator, JoAnn Sewell, with 171 pounds of food and a check for $2,500.
“The last couple of years, we’ve given them about $2,000 to $2,200,” Gordon “Gordy” Bjorg Sr. said. “In previous years, we teamed up to donate $10 for every car we sold to them and other area food banks, but this year, we kept it local.”
Sewell noted that the heating costs alone for the food bank during the winter months makes Roy Robinson’s financial donation especially valuable.
“Our biggest need remains more volunteers, though,” Sewell said.
“Gordy” Bjorg echoed Sewell by encouraging community members to volunteer at the food bank.
“It’s an enlightening experience,” Bjorg said. “Seeing all those people in need, standing shoulder to shoulder, gives you a whole different outlook.”
The Bjorgs added that Roy Robinson is continuing to collect for the food bank, and will probably wind up chipping in some hams as well.
The Marysville Community Food Bank is distributing winter holiday food baskets on Monday, Dec 19, and Friday, Dec. 23, from 9 a.m. to noon, and on Tuesday, Dec. 20, from 2-7 p.m. The food bank is located at 4150 88th St. NE in Marysville. For more information, call 360-658-1054, fax 658-1055 or log onto http://marysvillecommunityfb.com.
Contact Marysville Globe Reporter Kirk Boxleitner at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-659-1300 Ext. 5052.