As the Shingletown community struggles to shake off its winter coat and step out into warmer spring days, it seems that a few thankyou’s and acknowledgements have become overdue. Several organizations and individ-uals were instrumental in helping to transition the leader-ship of the Emergency Food Closet from TrueNorth/Grassroots for Kids to Shingletown Medical Center. While the business part of the transition was handled quietly and professionally, the more important issue was main-taining the Food Closet itself for its actual purpose: keeping food available for those in need.
Shingletown Medical Center (SMC) would like to extend its sincere thanks and gratitude to Les Baugh and Sheriff Tom Bosenko for their herculean efforts to match, pound for pound, food gathered during “The Great Shingletown Canned Food Challenge” held between August and October of last year. The community donated almost 800 pounds of goods, and the match challenge resulted in nearly 3,000 pounds. The dy-namic duo rallied the troops all the way from Anderson to Shingletown, to make sure the Food Closet was well- stocked for the winter. Thank you Les and Tom!SMC would also like to acknowledge the Redding East Rotary Club and the United Bikers of Northern Cali-fornia (UBNC) for their generosity and hard work during the holidays. The rotary club provided 30 Christ-mas Baskets each containing enough food for a Christmas dinner for a family of six. Baskets were delivered to the Wellness Center a few days before Christmas, just in time for the big holiday. And, for the 2nd year in a row, UBNC did a food and toy drive for Shingletown families in need. SMC is grateful for the support of both organiza-tions and many thanks are due for their thoughtful generosity.
The SMC Board of Directors and staff would again, like to say thank you to all of our wonderful friends who continue to stand with us. This is what our amazing community does!