Letter to the Editor

Emergency food pantry appreciates support

Sunday, May 17, 2015

To the editor:

We the volunteers at the Clay County Emergency Food Pantry say thank you to the United States Postal Workers, Cornerstone School, churches, doctors, individuals, clubs and everyone who has donated so generously to the pantry. School will soon be out and the food will supply the children with meals at home while they are away from school. Most of the children out in the rural areas have no way of getting into town for the lunch program provided by the summer lunch program. With this extra food and supplies, we can provide the families more food.

We have many volunteers who work at the pantry to serve the people in need of food and clothing -- children, disabled, unemployed, elderly and low-income people of Clay County. Without the help of the people who donate we would not be able to help these families as much.

Our volunteers work behind the scenes and are very much needed for our daily distribution of food and clothing at the pantry. We distribute food from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday and clothing each day except Wednesday, when we close the clothing rooms for cleaning. We are usually open until noon to restock the shelves and accept donations of food and slightly used clean clothing.

In December 2014, we served over 2,700 people with an outfit of clothing and toys for children for Christmas, and this year we are planning to do the same. We very much need a storage building for the items we store for this purpose which are new and gently used. Please call us at 812-446-2293 if you should have a nice clean place we can use.

A very special thank you to Ernest Rollins of The Brazil Times.