An open house will be held Saturday, Oct. 31 from 10 a.m.-3p.m. at Lake County’s only children’s food bank, Kid’s Korner, which is located in Christmas Valley at 87480 Spruce Ln. The food bank was started by Gary and Debi Kelso, founders of the Bend-based nonprofit The Giving Plate.

Residents throughout the county are welcome to attend the open house, though bags of food will be distributed to children only, including those up to age 18. The Kelsos encourage locals to come to the open house event even if they don’t plan to receive food. The open house is meant to spread the word in the community about the new food bank. “We want people to see what we’re doing so they can get excited with us,” Debi described.

No proof of income is necessary. Kid’s Korner will not turn any child away, Debi said.

“We anticipate serving an average of 70 kids a week to start. Our hearts are wanting children to thrive. And we clearly know that nutritional food is critical for the health and well-being of children,” a press release from The Giving Plate/Kid’s Korner noted.

Children will be able to receive a hearty bag of food at the Kid’s Korner every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. following the open house.

For the rest of the story pick up the Oct. 28 edition of the Lake County Examiner.

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