Day: December 4, 2012

Never too young to help others

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes In multiple ways, the timing couldn’t have been better. Last Wednesday, 15 students plus staff from the Creative Kids Learning Center on Evans Avenue brought in 15 boxes of food to the Keizer Community Food Bank, located in the Faith Lutheran Church at 4505 River Road North. The youth saved Thanksgiving for several families in line at the time. “Everyone thought it was great to see the kids come in with their food,” said Rev. Curt McCormack, director of the food bank. “We immediately put some of what they brought into the food box. We took stuff straight to the boxes. The need is that great.” When the students came in, they saw bare shelves. “I was pretty surprised when I saw the shelves,” said 10-year-old Michael McGovern, a fifth-grader at Cummings Elementary. “They were running out and taking the food. It made me feel good to be able to help.” Misty Rubio, owner of Creative Kids, noted this was the second year having children donate food. About 120 pounds of food were donated. “A lot of the people there were overwhelmed,” Rubio said. “A lot of them were very teary-eyed. They really enjoyed it. It was nice to see it was needed and much appreciated.” McGovern was glad to improve the Thanksgiving time for many. “It feels pretty good,” he said. “It...

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