Xi Beta Xi to sponsor fundraiser for Othello Food Bank

by CHERYL SCHWEIZER
Staff Writer | October 7, 2020 1:00 AM

OTHELLO — A local women’s group will sponsor a fundraiser for the Othello Food Bank Oct. 13. Xi Beta Xi will be collecting food and money donations from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. out in front of the food bank, 949 E. Main St.

Organizer Linda Brady said it’s the 11th year for the fundraiser, which usually is held at the Othello Eagles Aerie. But 2020 being what it is, Xi Beta Xi members had to change it up and decided on a “drive-by” fundraiser, Brady said.

People can drive up and drop off their monetary donations, or donations of cans, boxes or bags of non-perishable food. Donors will receive a “goodie bag,” and will be entered in a prize drawing, she said.

Xi Beta Xi is a chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, a social and cultural organization for women. Xi Beta Xi is one of three chapters in Othello and has about 15 members, Brady said.

The Othello chapter was looking for a community service project and opted for an auction supporting the food bank, she said. The response was so positive that chapter members decided to make it an annual event on the second Tuesday in October.