The Clay County Emergency Food Pantry, 506 E. Pinckley St., serves the needy by providing food and clothing. The agency also offers miscellaneous articles including bedding, dishes, kitchen utensils and toys. The Food Pantry tries to help those who have emergencies such as burn-outs.
Funding for the Food Pantry comes from United Way, FEMA, churches, schools, organizations, individuals, etc. Volunteers stock shelves, fill food orders, do paperwork, purchase food, sort clothes and keep tables of clothes straightened. Cleaning is never-ending.
Those interested in volunteering can contact Norma J. Brown at 448-8854. More dependable volunteers is on the organization's wish list, as are nice, clean clothes and enough food to meet the demand, which is the biggest concern.
The Food Pantry's mission is to serve the needy. Volunteers say they have been very blessed with great support from the community.