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Bunton named new food pantry director

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

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New Clay County Emergency Food Pantry director Norma Bunton works on her schedules. Jason Moon Photo. [Order this photo]
The Clay County Emergency Food Pantry Board of Directors recently named Norma Bunton as the pantry's director.

Bunton, who has worked with the food pantry in various capacities for approximately five years, has served in the position since early April after replacing Norma Brown.

Brown had been in the position for several years, before taking ill and recently dying.

Bunton was also a member of the pantry board of directors, serving as president. The current president is Rev. George Hewitt.

Bunton said she has experience serving as director in place of Brown.

"I would do this when ever she was absent or ill," Bunton said.

The pantry, 506 E. Pinckley St., Brazil, is open Monday-Friday, from 9 a.m.-noon, for anything inside the location. On Wednesdays, it hands out food only. The organization is closed during the weekend.

Bunton said the food department closes at 11:30 a.m., but "we never turn anyone down."

All items inside the pantry are donated. As long as people can show they live in Clay County, anyone can utilize the pantry.

Bunton added Norma Diel will serve as assistant director and she doesn't plan on changing operations.

"The girls are used to the way things run," she said.

Currently, Bunton said the pantry is in need of soaps of all kinds in addition to food and shampoo.

"I love this," Bunton said. "I love people."



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