Letter to the Editor

Emergency food pantry director says thanks

Sunday, January 8, 2017

To the editor:

Once again a big thank you to all the businesses, churches, menís and womenís groups, individuals, Catholic Charities, House of Hope and the silent people who we never meet who came through in 2016.

A word which we use a lot is how blessed we are from the food we receive, the many clothes and toys, the items to take care of personal hygeine needs, sugar and flour to make a special treat like cake or cookies, or funds to help pay our utility bills.

Everything we receive, from donation to us purchasing items to feed the families of Clay County which, in 2016, we served 3,385 families and over 51,601 pounds of food!

With your support clients had clothes, shoes, coats and other items to stay warm and the children had items to wear to be proud of!

The excitement of seeing a child getting a book or puzzle or getting to pick a toy out can humble you!

But the reason this all works is the people behind the scene, the tireless volunteers who put their heart and souls into their work. Everybody gives 100% and is always looking for better ways to make it better for our clients!

I know this can be said for other volunteer based projects so if you see a volunteer worker thank them or better yet try it somewhere and maybe you will get the same satisfaction that many experience now!

We are open 5 days a week and serve food Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 11:00 and you can get clothes from 9:00 to 11:30 usually 4 days a week with the proper information for food or clothes.

We are located at 506 East Pinckley and if you have any questions call 812-446-2293 or stop by sometime and see what goes on in the little building on Pinckley.

Again thank you and God bless everyone for 2017.

Mike Robinson

Chief Executive Officer,

Clay County Emergency Food Pantry