From left, David Bricka, Village Concepts program director, Miranda Wilson, Helping Hands Food Bank and Solution Center executive assistant, Nate Vandenburg, food bank volunteer and Village Concepts team member, and Sandra Jensen, Village Concepts executive director, pose for a photo.

A check for $2,300 was hand delivered to Miranda Wilson, executive assistant of the Helping Hands Food Bank and Solution Center at the Village Concepts Country Meadow Village Christmas party.

Over the year, staff and residents of the retirement community raised money through the summer barbecue, Holiday Bazaar and Buffet and through proceeds from Kathy’s Kloset, a consignment shop for the residents and staff. In addition to the monetary donation, the retirement community has been collecting donation items for the food bank through a basket in the lobby that generates about 500 pounds of donations each year.

“With this donation we will be able to purchase healthy, nutritious food that will feed hundreds of people,” Wilson said. “We are so grateful for your generosity.”

In the past 10 years, Village Concepts has donated over $24,000 to nonprofit organizations in the area.