Local church sponsors mobile pantry

first_img Book Nook to reopen Corey Welch, Montgomery Food Bank warehouse manager, said many of the products donated are the result of over-production or products that are close to the ‘use by’ date.“Grocery markets don’t want to accept products that are close the expiration date, so we get a lot of those,” Welch said. “They are not past the expiration date but close to it.”The Montgomery Food Bank serves a 12-county district and, through partner agencies, conducts two Mobile Pantries a week.“The Mobile Pantry is like a Band-Aid to a community,” Kearns said. “It doesn’t supply a need, it just fixes it for a while. Each participant today received between 75 and 100 pounds of food.”On-site food pantries are needed to meet the long-term needs of the community, Kearns said.“A food pantry extends an arm to the community by making food available on a continuous basis,” she said. “We need churches and agencies that will be willing to come to Montgomery and pick up food to stock these local food pantries, as well as those that will partner with us to bring the Mobile Pantry to their site.” Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By The Penny Hoarder You Might Like Rock Building debate continues At one time, the Pike County Commission was ready to make renovations to Troy’s historical Rock Building. Another time, they… read more Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Sponsored Content Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Published 11:30 pm Saturday, January 24, 2009 Email the author Skip Local church sponsors mobile pantry Bush Memorial Baptist Church reached out a caring arm to the community Friday by helping to provide food to area families during difficult economic times.The church partnered with the Montgomery Food Bank to bring its Mobile Pantry to Troy and 120 families benefited from the food distribution.Kathy Gibson, church secretary and event coordinator, said the families were selected through an application process made available through the local Department of Human Resources and the Public Health Department. “That’s an indication of the need here in the Troy area,” he said. “So, there is a need for this type ministry here.”Jolene Kearns, Montgomery Food Bank program fundraising coordinator, said the foods for the area food bank are donated by local and national food companies.“We have foods here that were donated by Kelly’s, Tropicana, Dole, Nabisco, Sister Schubert’s Homemade Rolls and many others,” Kearns said.“What we have to provide through the Mobile Pantry depends on what is donated, so it varies.” Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Latest Stories Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies Are… By Jaine Treadwell Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Acid Reflux (Watch Now)Healthy LifestyleIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Print Article “To qualify for participation, individuals had to meet at least one of five eligibility requirements,” Gibson said.The requirements were proof of eligibility to receive food stamps, eligibility for aid to families with dependent children and eligibility to receive supplemental security income and income at or below the poverty level and special circumstances such as fire or injury.The Rev. Otis Darrah, church pastor, said there were at least three times as many applicants as could be accepted.last_img read more