As Jamieson Community Center is planning for 2024, Director Nancy Mowen reports the pantry saw a 91 percent increase in visits last year compared to 2022, with 15 percent of the visits just in December being first time visits. To assist in providing staples for local individuals, Director Mowen informs they will be hosting a fundraiser on March 16th:
“We not only have the pantry at Jamieson Community Center, we also have one at the Recharge Teen Center, which is also experiencing a lot of visits from teens. We are going to do a fundraiser in March, A Night At The Races, it should be a really fun night. We will have horse races shown on the big screen. We will have funny money for people to bet with. We will have prizes and sponsorships to help support the event. We will have heavy hors d’oeuvres. We will have a cash bar. Krista from Rainbow Riders is going to bring one of her horses, who is a decedent of Secretariat.”
Additionally, Mowen shares congregate meal sites for those 60 and older are once again back open in Kirkwood on Wednesdays and Roseville on Fridays, both at 11 am.