MIHS Band Supports City's Food Pantry
Every spring in years past, the MIHS
has hosted a food drive to help fill shelves of the City's Food Pantry, collecting up to 7 tons of food.
This year, due to the pandemic, the Food Pantry had to change the way it operates for safety purposes, and transitioned from food donations to grocery gift cards. Even with this change, Marching Band students didn't miss a beat. They redirected their annual food drive to a fundraising campaign and raised almost $3,000 in donations.
Since March 1, the Pantry has seen a
50 percent increase in requests for food assistance during the pandemic, and due to the generosity of the community, the Youth and Family Services Department has been able to meet the needs of qualifying Island residents.
To keep up with this vital assistance, continued community support will still be critical, and donations of grocery gift cards in $25 and $50 increments are welcomed. There is a new secure dropbox in the City Hall parking lot (see photo), or donations can be made online via the MIYFS Foundation
. Please contact Tambi Cork with questions by Email at