Yearly Results

 Year  Theme  Collected  Comments
 2012  "Do not forget to do good and to share with others" Hebrews 13:16
   Co-chairs: Karla Reynolds and Dawn McLaughlin
Opening Concert  Results
: $427, 140 of food
Progressive Dinner:
Grocery Store Collection:
Cannery Project:
Faith Community:
Closing Ceremony:
 2011  "Be kind one to another" Ephesians 4:32

Co-chairs: Karla Reynolds and Dawn McLaughlin
Opening Concert  Results
:$600 Collected and 320 pounds of food
Progressive Dinner:
Grocery Store Collection:
Cannery Project:
Faith Community:
Closing Ceremony:
 2010  Charity Never Faileth I Corinthians 3:1
$13056.30 and 23,068 pounds of food collected
Co-chairs: Karla Reynolds and Dawn McLaughlin
Opening Concert  Results
- $720 Collected and 380 pounds of food.
Progressive Dinner: $2455 Collected. Attendance: App 176
Grocery Store Collection: $1924 Collected and 1190 pounds of food
Cannery Project: 17,427 pounds of food
Faith Community: $13056.30 collected and 32068 pounds of food
Closing Ceremony: $12 collected
 2009 ""When you have done it unto the least of these” Matthew:25:40
 $12,648 and 21,382 pounds of food Collected  Co-chairs: Lynda Montgomery and Randy Robinson
 2008  I was Hungry and you Gave me Food  $15,067 and 11,842 pounds of Food Collected  Co-chairs: Lynda Montgomery and
 2007  Happy is the Generous Heart  210,000 lbs of food collected
 Rita Haggardt (Trinity Episcopal) was inspired to take over as chair—and the theme Happy is the Generous Heart certainly fits her. She is one of the busiest ladies in town, but still answered the call to serve the community in this way. Thank you Rita.

Jeane Drais (1st Prebyterian Church), who is new to our community, but has found dear friends on our committee, was inspired to create a beautiful Feeding the 5,000 Families wall hanging.  Melissa Norton, also from the 1st Prebyterian Church was inspired to start a Feeding the 5,000 Families Community of Faith Prayer Vigil. 

Danette Frederickson, from Wesley House, was inspired to contact a National Radio Station—KLOV and tell them about Feeding the 5,000 Families. The station interviewed Danette and publicized it nationwide.

 Joe Marley, LDS was inspired to build a Web Site for Feeding the 5,000 Families.
 2006  Bear One Another's Burden
 138,000 lbs of food collected
Norma Boyd was inspired to take over as chair—doing double duty as our musician and Chair all while working on her degree at ISU, she was bearing many burdens. 

Rev. Eric Brown was inspired to start the Feeding the 5,000 Families Progressive Dinner. A huge success.
 2005  Feed My Sheep
   
 2004  Share the Harvest
   
 2003 Chain of Human Kindness
  Jolene Barnett Stephens (Community of Christ) was inspired to take over as chair of Feeding the 5,000 Families and would continue as chair for the two years following. 

Kathleen Stephens (LDS) was inspired to take over chairmanship of the concert and has done a beautiful job. She has now chaired the concert for 5 years.
 2002 Neighbor Helping Neighbor  155,000 lbs of food collected
 
 2001  We are in the Hands of Jesus
 110,000 lbs of food collected
 With die cut hands all over town we again made our mark on this community.
 2000  A Community Effort Working in Concert   And as we were putting the concert together, I got a call from a man who was inspired to say his wife should be in the concert. His name was Kraig Boyd. He was LDS and lived in Arimo. We already had representation from the LDS community, but he said he felt sure that she should be a part of it, Marla and I agreed that she should be.  It was on the night of the concert that we fell in love with Norma Boyd and her music. She has been inspired to write our theme songs every year since then.
 1999  A Community Effort
 100,000 lbs of food collected
 More than 15 churches participated that year and we began to gain name recognition in the community.

 Between the 2nd and 3rd year, Marla Vik (United Methodist) came to me one day after church and said that she felt inspired to start a Feeding the 5,000 Families Concert and agreed to chair it.
 1998  A community Effort
 30,000 lbs of food collected