To the Editor:
The Clay County Emergency Food Pantry reports a dramatic increase for food and clothing needs.
The report indicates a total of 2,067 children and adults requested assistance for the first three months of 2011.
A total of 7,394 bags of food were given along with a large amount of clothing and some household items.
During the meeting, held on April 15, a director was appointed and several assistant directors.
Mrs. Ruth Haas has been selected to serve as director and Norma Diehl, Janet Wallace and Marsha West will serve as assistants.
The pantry advisory board was pleased to name Mrs. Delores Johnson to the list of volunteers and a member of the advisory board.
The pantry has been blessed by the donations of many kinds to the pantry operations. We would remind the public that we can not distribute food items that are outdated. As is the case of volunteer organizations, there is a continuing desire for additional help and clean and serviceable household items. We have received a number of electronic devices that we are unable to give away, so we are donating them to Goodwill for proper disposable and recycling.
We are aware of individuals who are removing items from the storage building without permission. Please observe our signage.
Your continued support of this vital service to our community is appreciated. You are welcome to stop by to observe our operations during the morning hours of 9 a.m.-noon.
Clay County Emergency Food Pantry