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Food Manager


Elaine Knudtson

Marion First United Methodist Church, Administrator, Retired

Grimes Storehouse Food Manager

I have been involved with serving the Grimes community through the food pantry since 2013.  I had been praying for a ministry to be involved with since moving to Grimes in 2008. One Sunday it was asked for someone to serve in the food pantry at the Grimes Methodist Church.  The request went straight to my heart and I knew this was the answer to my prayer.  I had served in ministry for 20 some years at Marion First United Methodist church.  I was also involved with Summer Games International (SGI) and Summer Games University (SGU), Christian camping in Iowa and throughout the United States for 25 years.  I continue to serve as President of the Executive Board for SGI giving camperships and seminary scholarships each year.  It is my passion and God-given gift to serve in administration with Jen, Denny and all our volunteers in serving the Grimes Storehouse and our clients who dearly need assistance in our community with food insecurity.  It is a joy for me to serve each and every day. I am grateful and blessed for the opportunity.

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