Filling a Need
By: Liz Manring
Published in the Sierra Vista Herald
SIERRA VISTA — Thursday morning is food bagging and delivery day at the east end of the Rothery Center on Fry Boulevard, also known as the home of Peach’s Pantry.
“Don’t forget the extra sanitation, because it’s flu season!” says Lisa Conley, holding up hand sanitizer and squeezing it onto the hands of her crew of fellow volunteers who bustle around the room in assembly-line fashion, pulling cans, food boxes and water off shelves and placing them into bags that will soon be delivered to schools across Sierra Vista and in Huachuca City. The next day, they’ll go into the backpacks of more than a hundred hungry students, ensuring their bodies are nourished over the weekend.