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Mobile food pantry to visit Gays Mills
on May 28
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The Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry will distribute food from the Gays Mills Community Building, located at 212 Main Street, from 2 to 3 p.m. (or the food runs out) on Wednesday, May 28.

People who are struggling financially may use the Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry to supplement the food otherwise available to their household. Typically, 50 to 70 pounds of food are provided to each household.  Frozen meats, staples, canned or fresh fruits and vegetables, and bread products are generally available.

Food recipients must initial a registration sheet indicating that they are in need of food assistance. They will also be asked to provide the total number of people in their household, the number of children and seniors, and the name of the post office that serves them. Please bring sturdy bags or boxes to hold the food as it is moved to your vehicle. 

People unable to attend the Mobile Pantry themselves may have someone pick up an allotment for them. The recipient’s representative must be prepared to provide the needed registration information.

In April, the Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry, operating in Gays Mills, provided food to 177 households. Including 80 children and 153 seniors, a total of 430 people were served. Recipients arriving late in the distribution hour did not receive full allotments because of the large number requesting assistance. Recipients came from 19 communities in five counties.

Call Cindy Kohles at 872-2184 or Lorraine Fortney at 735-4690, if you have questions or would like to volunteer at the Mobile Pantry. Volunteers cannot also be recipients of a household share of food.