Letter to the Editor

Clay County Food Pantry offers update

Sunday, April 21, 2013

To the Editor:

The Clay County Emergency Food Pantry Board of Directors and Volunteers met Friday for their quarterly meeting.

A total of 18 members received financial reports, showing the generosity of the community in meeting the daily needs of this operation.

The director reported a total of 817 family units, including 9,821 individuals served in the past three months.

We are extremely thankful for the faithful volunteers who assist us daily.

There is always need for additional help, male and female.

The board was pleased to welcome a new volunteer.

Much discussion was had concerning the maintenance of the property.

There have been some extra expenses recently to replace an electric motor in the furnace.

Considerations have been given to the replacement of the railing and the resurfacing of the parking lot.

There will be some further investigation concerning these projects and also the need for security cameras.

It was reported that the United Way has granted the pantry $5,000 on a monthly basis.

Local individuals and concerned businesses are being asked to present their donations to the United Way as well as direct donations to the pantry.

The pantry is a non-profit recognized by the IRS and we are pleased to give receipts for all donations.

Thank you Clay County for your generous support of this ministry to Clay County.

The pantry is located at 504 E. Pinckley St., Brazil, and is open during the week from 9-11:15 a.m.

George T. Hewitt, Chairman,

Clay County Emergency Food Pantry