The need for pantry food continues to rise as more residents are out of work and household pantries are emptying. Many families in Union County need help to have enough food to feed their family.
Our Friday drive-thru pantry has given expansive food supplies to 1,244 individuals who needed extra food in the last five weeks. That's in addition to the 5,534 prepared meals served in the same time period.
Recipients are getting enough food to last them between one and two weeks, including multiple meats, plus grocery bags of staples, produce, bread and desserts.
This pantry, new to the Community Shelter, started on March 15 to assist neighbors who had lost their jobs due to COVID-19.
Thank you to our wonderful volunteers who man the distribution, giving a grocery cart full of food to each family. And thank you to everyone who donated food.
Want to donate food or service supplies? Bring to the “donations” door between 7:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m., avoiding mealtimes of 8 - 9 a.m., noon to 1 p.m. and 6 to 7 p.m.