Delores Price named ‘Hero of the Year.’

March 1, 2018

Delores Price, at right, with her Councsious Alliance team.

Delores Price named ‘Hero of the Year.’

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By Allison Scarbrough. Editor.

ROTHBURY — Delores Price, 80, has worked tirelessly to provide food for local families in need, and her hard work and dedication were rewarded Wednesday, Feb. 28, when a semi truck full of 33,000 pounds of food arrived at her house.

The truckload of food arrived in conjunction with Delores being named “Hero of the Year” through the Electric Forest Festival and Conscious Alliance.

Even at the age of 80, Delores doesn’t slow down.

Electric Forest’s annual food drive, hosted in partnership with national nonprofit Conscious Alliance, encourages patrons to donate non-perishable food items in exchange for a limited edition EF food drive poster. Over the past seven years, the festival has collected and distributed over 183,000 meals to local communities in need, according to an EF press release.

The festival’s food drive was renamed the Roy Price Memorial Food Drive in 2012 to honor Delores’ late husband, who was a “cherished Electric Forest neighbor and huge food drive supporter.”

“Today, as the program continues to thrive and grow, Electric Forest organizers remain ever grateful to Mr. Price, and to his wife Dolores, who continues his legacy as an invaluable food drive supporter.”

Delores’ driveway was full of food pallets to be delivered to local food pantries.

A semi-truck containing 48 pallets of food was delivered Wednesday afternoon to Delores’ home, which is one of the closest homes to the EF festival grounds. The food will be distributed to food pantries in Oceana and Muskegon counties, Delores said.

“Delores has partnered the past eight years with the Electric Forest and Conscious Alliance Food Drive to help host the Roy Price Memorial Food Drive, named in loving memory of her late husband Roy Price. Together, Electric Forest, Conscious Alliance and Delores have collected and distributed more than 183,000 meals to community members in the Rothbury area. In addition to opening her home to the EF and CA teams and helping volunteers fill and stack endless boxes of canned goods in her barn, Delores cooks for the security team at the festival and runs a 24-hour concession stand.”

“I was shocked,” Delores said of hearing the news that she was named ‘Hero of the Year.’ “I couldn’t believe it.”

“I think it’s amazing,” said Justin Levy, executive director of Conscious Alliance. “Delores is the best. She has inspired us all. She works tirelessly to make it happen.”

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