Local ‘grocery grab’ reminds us of how great it is to give

Iola Rotarians and G&W Foods partner to benefit the community

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November 9, 2021 - 9:13 AM

The Iola Community Pantry benefited from Saturday's "Grocery Grab," at G&W Foods. From left are, Geri Waters of the pantry, Donna Kaehr and Pastor Kenyon Kaehr of First Christian Church, and Rachael and Skylar Starke. Photo by Richard Luken/Iola Register

The shelves are stocked at the Iola Community Pantry thanks to Saturday’s “Grocery Grab,” sponsored by Iola Rotary Club and G&W Foods.

G&W manager Dan Gile holds up the receipt for goods that will benefit the Iola Community Pantry.

The fundraiser netted the pantry more than $1,250 in primarily canned goods. Just ahead of winter, the timing couldn’t be better. 

Rotary used its ticket sales, which netted $5,233, to go toward settling the bill with G&W, which gave the club about a 10% discount on Saturday’s haul.

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