By Vicki Clark
Copper Area News Publishers
Not long after the Kearny Food Bank closed its doors, Margaret Gaston along with several others decided that there was a need for such a facility in the community. The group first met to decide how this could be accomplished perhaps with a fund raising effort.
Margaret soon made contact with the Food Bank in Coolidge who offered to bring in food once a month and the Copper Basin Food Bank was born.
Margaret worked tirelessly to make it work, doing everything from setting up tables to handing out the commodities. She also served as president of the organization.
But the food bank is not the only group she volunteers with. She has also lent her time for years to the Copper Basin Chamber of Commerce coordinating the Pioneers Days Parade and the Electric Light Parade and also helping out during these celebrations.
She is active with the Volunteers in Police Services and volunteers in many capacities at her church.
Margaret volunteers because she sees a need and enjoys giving time to her community.
To find out more about the Copper Basin Food Bank, contact Donna Maydew at 520-363-5346.