The Second Harvest Food Bank’s Mobile Food Pantry provides food to families facing financial stress. The Mobile Food Pantry will distribute food from the Gays Mills Community Building at 212 Main Street on Wednesday, Nov. 27, the day before Thanksgiving.
Food distribution is from 2 to 3 p.m. Frozen meats, fresh and canned vegetables, breads, fruits and staples, such as rice or noodles, are regularly available. Each household receives between 50 and 70 pounds of food.
Patrons do not need to meet strict income guidelines or provide an ID. They must initial a registration sheet indicating that they are seeking food assistance because of financial need. They also will be asked to provide the check-in volunteer with the number of people (including children and senior citizens) in the household, their zip code, and how they learned about the mobile food pantry. People not able to come to the food pantry in person may designate someone to pick up a share of food for them.
People should bring sturdy bags, boxes, or baskets to hold the food they receive. Volunteers will assist by carrying food to vehicles as needed.
Last month the Second Harvest Mobile Food Pantry in Gays Mills provided food to 241 people in 105 households. Fifty children and 80 seniors were among those served.
Call Lorraine Fortney at 608-735-4690 or Cindy Kohles at 608-872-2184 if you have questions or would like to volunteer at the mobile pantry. Volunteers cannot also receive food from the pantry.