Sami Costigan makes her first delivery of donated goods


Sami Costigan, an 8th grader at Adrian Middle School, has been reaching out to the community to help her provide food to people in need. Sami set a goal to collect 2,013 nonperishable items by the end of the year for the Bates County Food Pantry. More than halfway to her goal, Sami gave 1,514 items to the Pantry, which should feed 930 families.

Sami will be making one more delivery the week before Christmas. Her goal is achievable with the continued support of the community. Boxes wrapped in Christmas paper have been placed around town for Sami’s food drive. Those locations are: Adrian Christian Church, Yoss Thriftway, Adrian Bank, and Citizens Bank.