Letter to the Editor

Food Pantry offers monthly report

Sunday, March 4, 2012

To the Editor:

Demand for food assistance continues to increase at the Clay County Food Pantry.

Our records for the first two months of the year indicate we have provided assistance for an average of 271 families and 944 individuals each month. We are very grateful for the support of the local community, individuals, churches and civic/community organizations.

We recently received notice from the United Way of the Wabash Valley of its continued acceptance of our operation and its financial support for the coming year in the amount of $5,000. Our thanks go to individuals and businesses that support the United Way.

You can be confident that your donations to the food pantry are necessary and are properly used in meeting the needs of Clay County.

Your continued good will and support will be valued.

At present, we seem to have adequate volunteers to properly staff this program.

We, however, continue to solicit individuals, male or female, to assist us.

Many of our volunteers are active daily in making this ministry possible.

You are welcome to stop by during our business hours, 9 a.m.-noon, weekdays.

We have a major parking problem so your patience is necessary so we can accommodate our clients.

With continued demand for this assistance, it is required that we continue to solicit your help, materially, financially or physically.

Thanks to all who assist us with this program.

George T. Hewitt, Chairman,

Clay County Emergency Food Pantry,