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Marysville Rock & Gem Club donates $500, 152 pounds of food to Marysville food bank

Marysville Community Food Bank Director Dell Deierling, left, receives a check for $500 from Marysville Rock and Gem Club President Bill Moser on Monday, Jan. 2. - Photo courtesy of the Marysville Rock and Gem Club.
Marysville Community Food Bank Director Dell Deierling, left, receives a check for $500 from Marysville Rock and Gem Club President Bill Moser on Monday, Jan. 2.
— image credit: Photo courtesy of the Marysville Rock and Gem Club.

MARYSVILLE — Although the winter holiday season has just wrapped up, the degree of need among many families in the community remains.

Marysville Community Food Bank Director Dell Deierling knows this too well, which was why he was pleased to receive a special visit from Marysville Rock and Gem Club President Bill Moser on Monday, Jan. 2.

Moser presented Deierling with not only 152 pounds of non-perishable food items from the Marysville Rock and Gem Club, but also a check in the amount of $500 for the Marysville Community Food Bank.

"At the club's annual Christmas party, members were asked to bring in cans of food," said Dottie Haage, publicity chair for the Marysville Rock and Gem Club. "The response was overwhelming."

Haage praised Deierling and the more than 200 volunteers of the Marysville Community Food Bank for helping to feed between 200-300 families each week.

"Their needs only continue to grow, and the generous food and cash donations were greatly appreciated," Haage said.

"Hunger doesn't just happen during the holidays," Deierling said.

The Marysville Rock and Gem Club meets at 7 p.m. on the second Tuesdays of each month, except for July, in the Jennings Memorial Park Barn, located at 6915 Armar Rd. in Marysville. For more information, log onto their website at https://sites.google.com/site/marysvillerockngemclub.

The Marysville Community Food Bank is located at 4150 88th St. NE, behind St. Mary's Catholic Church.  For more information, log onto their website at http://marysvillecommunityfb.com or call them at 360-658-1054.

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