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Buy a tile, bury a mortgage

Post Falls food bank launches fundraiser

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Posted: Friday, September 21, 2012 12:15 am

POST FALLS - The Post Falls Food Bank wants to kick its mortgage so it can meet unprecedented demand for its services.

The nonprofit has launched a wall mural fundraiser called "Burn the Mortgage" in which three levels of tile sponsorship will be offered.

The fundraiser, which seeks $130,000, runs through Oct. 31. A 200-square-foot, farm-themed wall mural with the food bank's logo will be unveiled at Super 1 Foods in Post Falls in November and displayed at the store as a reminder for shoppers to keep the food bank in mind.

"The mural will be beautiful and will naturally draw the attention of everyone in the store," said Ron Lahr, a fundraiser organizer and owner of Custom Tile by X Things.

The food bank has provided food to an average of 4,150 people per month this year.

"We are experiencing a huge increase in requests for food assistance," said Sherry Wallis, food bank executive director. "In order to keep up with the demand we have to purchase more food products. Freeing up our cash flow by eliminating our mortgage payment will assist us in meeting increased demand."

One 12-inch tile costs $500, four tiles in a 2-by-2 square costs $2,500 and major donors of up to $25,000 are also being sought.

Info: 773-0139, or call Lahr at (509) 435-6349

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  • ricksnidaho posted at 9:10 am on Fri, Sep 21, 2012.

    ricksnidaho Posts: 43

    No Name, that is just wrong. Someone in the administrative staff could have easily sent a thank you card. Joe Jr, this needs to be looked in to and answered immediatly or alot of people will cut off their donations in a heart beat. It's a known fact that some who recieve food stamps sell thm for cash so they can buy "stuff" that food stamps don't provide.

  • Joseph Jr posted at 8:12 am on Fri, Sep 21, 2012.

    Joseph Jr Posts: 512

    I doubt they are interested in giving an accounting for that $2,000.00 either. Makes one wonder what exactly happens to the food and money that is donated, espcially ca$h.

  • Joseph Jr posted at 8:10 am on Fri, Sep 21, 2012.

    Joseph Jr Posts: 512

    We just found out, the food bank we have donated to for years, is giving food to illegal immigrants. DO NOT scream racism.

    We have donated to the food bank to help local citizens, regardless of their ethnicity.

    We also found out, that people who are already receiving food stamps, also receive even more food from the local food bank. My understanding is that a family of 4, receives approximately $150.00 per week if they qualify for food stamps.

    That is more than our daughter spends on FOOD per week for her family! Something is wrong here.

  • NoName posted at 6:42 am on Fri, Sep 21, 2012.

    NoName Posts: 253

    A few years back I donated $2000 on behalf of my company....didn't even get a thank you card.

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