May is traditionally a very busy month. Graduations, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day weekend.

Blue Valley Community Action also had a full month of May. Spring weather inspired considerable donations and extra shoppers out and about, enjoying the long-awaited sunshine.

May is national Community Action Month.

Blue Valley’s York location, along with its thrift store, furniture building and food pantry, observed the occasion by multiple sales and a two-bike give-away. Hundreds registered throughout the month for a girls’ and a boys’ bike.

The lucky winners are Jenna Wullenwaber and Elia Sanchez. Congratulations!

Hats Off to the “Stamp Out Hunger” Food Drive! A record 7,609 pounds of food was collected!

Thanks to the York area postal carriers, York Rotary and yellow bag sponsors including Grand Central, York General Hospital, York Printing/North Office Supply and Heritage Realtors. We also want to acknowledge the York News-Times and Max Country/KOOL radio stations for their media coverage.

Thanks also to all who donated! Blue Valley Food Bank is beyond blessed by your generosity!

A big shout out to Lorne Dowhy, food pantry team leader, along with Jerry and Connie Hubbard, Mary Hayden, Carol Wiggan, Dennis Kothz, Geri Radcliff and Julie Kirkpatrick for helping to sort and shelf all the canned goods on a Saturday!

We are grateful and oh so appreciative!

Blue Valley Community Action extends its deepest sympathy to the family of Wayne Kirkpatrick. Wayne’s mother, Ann, and wife, Julie, are both longtime Blue Valley supporters and volunteers. Thank you to all who donated memorials in honor of Wayne’s memory.

Wayne’s service to his country was a source of pride for him and for his family. Blue Valley salutes all who have served, those who are serving and those who can serve no more.

The commodities supplemental food program will be today, Wednesday, June 5. Traditionally, Deann and Patti serve clients on the second Tuesday of the month, but they have rescheduled for June in order to attend a national conference.

Appointments can be made by calling 402-729-2278.

WIC clinic will be here on June 10 and 12.

The Food Bank food distribution will be held this Friday at the East Hill Church of Christ, 1122 Delaware Street, from noon until 1 p.m.

The 10/11 annual Can Care A Van will be here this Thursday. Jon and Taryn Vanderford, co-hosts of Pure Nebraska, will host a live broadcast from our store’s location. The popular show runs from 9-9:30 a.m., on KOLN/KGIN TV. The dynamic duo will continue to remain on site to assist in collecting non-perishable donations for the food pantry.

Speaking of Thursdays, Terrific Thursdays continue to be very successful. Sales, snacks and prize drawings draw in good crowds. Open until 6 p.m. every Thursday, you’ll want to be sure to join us.

If you can’t make it out on Thursdays, Blue Valley also celebrates Terrific Tuesdays with 50% off clothes for customers 55+.

Blue Valley stands by to serve York County.

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