In 2007, Ray’s Pharmacy committed to collect $5,000 for the Orcas Food Bank within five years. That commitment was fulfilled last week. The majority of the funds came from pharmacy customers who placed their donations in jars and bags at the cash registers. Employees also contributed, and personal contributions by Ray’s owners Rick and Marlace Hughes made up the rest. They have now pledged another $5,000 goal for the next five years.
“Ongoing commitments like these, which are made by many individuals and businesses on Orcas, are the ‘bread and butter’ of food bank contributions and help assure the consistent availability of food items for our food bank recipients,” says Food Bank President Larry Shaw. “We are very grateful for every one of them.”