At their June 15 meeting, the board of the Cannon Beach Food Pantry was handed something most unexpected: the retirement letter of Molly Edison. The board accepted her announcement in stunned surprise. We understand the difficulty of her decision to retire from the pantry and we honor her decision. Molly’s almost seven years of experience in our pantry will be missed.

Under Molly’s leadership, the pantry has progressed from an idea to a well-organized effort. Our pantry provides food and essentials to those who pass through our doors every Wednesday. She led us into our first pantry at the Cannon Beach Bible Church and then to our new home in the vacated Cannon Beach Elementary School.

The devotion and attention to detail she provided cannot be overstated, Molly is the face of our pantry. She is well-respected throughout the region. She had a smile for everyone and a shoulder for every care. Words are not adequate to express the high esteem we hold for Molly.

Her departure from the pantry leaves a void. One thing it does not do is bring about the end of our pantry. The pantry board and volunteers have been able to move efficiently to take up Molly’s work load, a tribute to Molly’s leadership. Before her departure she saw to it the pantry functions in accordance to all rules and regulations, is financially stable, and feeds the hungry in a loving and compassionate manner.

Thank you, Molly, for your years, your caring, and your devotion.

Carla O’Reilly

Cannon Beach Food Pantry

Board of Directors

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