Food Bank's Labor Of Love

The local food pantry in Sheridan is a labor of love for its founder Dan Lick. He saw a need and filled it.

And with the help of dedicated volunteers like Sandy Nicholson and her children, the People Assistance Food Bank provides food for at least 200 families a day. Nicholson said it was her 8-year-old daughter who got her involved.

And since that time, her children have become dedicated helpers. So much so, that the food pantry's founder calls them his angels.

Right now, they're gearing up for Thanksgiving, and though they will receive out-dated food from the local grocery stores, as always, they still need turkeys, lots of them, and all the fixings. Those can be donated on food drive days, Nov. 22 and 23, when collection points are set up at all the grocery stores in Sheridan.

They don't have the freezer space, he said. So, they need to collect the turkeys one day and give them away the next. As for non-perishables, they'll take those any time. The shelter is open from 8-5 daily, except Sundays, and is located at 2560 North Main Street.

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