Photo: Challenge Accepted
Residents Against Irresponsible Development Recording Secretary Gwen Gillman (right) presents a $500 check to Betty Kahlor, executive director, and Cecil Groves of the Kingman Area Food Bank. "In this very difficult time, with so many people out of work or simply struggling to survive, we wanted to do our share," Gillman said. "We have accepted Chicago Title and the local Realtors' challenge to keep the food going to the people who really need this assistance. And, we challenge the other groups within the Kingman community to do the same. Instead of having a Christmas party or dinner, do what we did and use that money to help our neighbors. The Kingman Area Food Bank is instrumental in helping around 60 families a day and over 10,000 families per year! They pick up food every day from our local supermarkets and stores around town and also contact the other food service centers and churches around town to pick up as well. While there is a higher demand for assistance during the holidays, the Kingman Area Food Bank operates 12 months a year and can always use volunteers and both food and monetary donations to keep this amazing operation going."