Open your hearts this Valentine’s Day and make a donation to Marcy’s Pantry in Curtis.  The pantry is currently serving more than 50 families each week. Monetary donation can be made at the State Savings Bank in Curtis, and food donations can be made at the pantry on Thursday mornings from 9 a.m. – noon.

The past year was challenging for everyone and proved how necessary the pantry is. To feed families in the community, the pantry spent more than $30,000 on food in 2020, with $11,000 going to Feeding America. A considerable amount of food was donated as well, and a total of 40,000 pounds of food was distributed to the Curtis community. According to Feeding America, that is the equivalent of 33,328 meals.

To help with expenses, the Curtis Women’s Club presented a $1,500 check to the pantry on February 4 to continue to help those in need. The women’s club raises funds by making quilts, holding raffle sales, craft sales, bake sales, a fall pie sale, and collecting good will offerings. All women are welcome to attend monthly meetings at 10 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month, in the Curtis Community Building.

Pictured in the photo are, from left: Margie Wicks, Lynn Kihm, Jenifer Schupback, Caleb Young, Stu Erickson, Ray White, Nina Cichantek, Sue Fleischmann, and Diane Reed.