There can never be too many people collecting for our area food closets, especially during the holidays. Gridley Rotary Club members have collected the green polyester bags filled with non- perishable foods from participating "Simple Gestures" residents in the area every other month since 2012 as one of their community service projects. The bags are then delivered to the Sacred Heart and Grace Lutheran Food Closets where very appreciative people receive monthly food allotments.

If you would like to help the "Simple Gestures" green bag program and our area food closets, stop by Jeff Draper's State Farm Office at 300 Spruce Street for a bag that has the pick-up dates included for your convenience. Draper sends out reminder postcards for those on the club's list for pick-up.

This is an important community service as we see more and more people needing help.

The next bag pick-up date is January 13, 2018.