The Second Harvest Foodbank Mobile Food Pantry will visit Gays Mills on the fourth Wednesday of the month, April 22. Food will be distributed from 212 Main Street from 2 to 3 p.m. Patrons are encouraged to arrive for registration by 2:30 p.m. People wishing to take advantage of Second Harvest’s services, but unable to come to the mobile pantry themselves may have someone pick up their allotment for them.
Second Harvest’s mobile food pantries distribute food to households experiencing financial stress. Patrons must initial a sheet indicating that they need food assistance. They also need to provide the check-in volunteer with the number of people (including children and senior citizens) in the household and the name of the post office that delivers mail to the household. First time patrons will be asked how they learned about the mobile food pantry.
Frozen meats, fresh and canned vegetables, breads, staples such a rice or noodles, and fruits are regularly available. Each household receives between 50 and 70 pounds of food. People should bring sturdy bags, boxes, or baskets to hold the food they receive. Volunteers will assist by carrying food to vehicles as needed.
In March, the Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry in Gays Mills provided full allotments of food to 155 households. Another 20 households received just bags of grapefruit and oranges. A total of 425 people will benefit from the food distributed, including 95 children and 128 seniors. Recipients came from eighteen communities in four counties.
Call Lorraine Fortney at 608-735-4690 or Cindy Kohles at 608-872-2184 if you have questions.