My father, Harry Miller, is rolling over in his grave re: “Food bank shake-up leads to a temporary closure. (The Daily Astorian, Oct. 23, 2017) The South County Food Bank was his “baby” for many years. To see what’s happening now would absolutely break his heart.
It’s a shame the board can’t get their act together. Instead of actually speaking with all the volunteers, as well as Karla Gann, they chose to simply fire everyone. I don’t know why this “shake-up” took place but I’d certainly bet the problem lies more with the board, not the volunteers. It’s too bad the volunteers and the public were, apparently, left out of this decision.
It would have been nice to try to fix it before such a rash decision was made. It was a huge slap in the face to all the hard-working volunteers of the food bank. I have no doubt Ms. Gann is correct when she says 90 percent of the staff will not be back. My heart breaks not only for the people who need help but all the volunteers who can no longer help them. Dad used to say, “They (the board) haven’t got the sense God gave a soda cracker.” Yep, Dad was right. Let’s see who’s going to pick up all those cracker crumbs now.