For the past three months members of the Jacksboro Parish and the First United Methodist Church have donated food and money to feed the people of the county during the month of June. Together, both churches were able to feed 125 families hamburger helper, tuna helper, 1lb tubes of hamburger meat, mac-n-cheese, cornbread, jelly and ramen noodles. On top of that the food pantry supplied can tuna, beef stew, canned potatoes, spaghetti and sauce, rice and beans, canned vegetables, soup, peanut butter, canned fruit, shelf stable milk, cereal, bread, raisins, bologna and whole chickens.
Clint Strickland, Parish member and Pantry volunteer, announced this week that due to the overwhelming generosity of both churches they would be able to do it again for July. There is enough to buy hamburger helper, tuna helper, 1lb tubes of hamburger meat, mac-n-cheese, cornbread, jelly and ramen noodles to feed 125 families. The Food Pantry supplies families/individuals with enough food to feed each person five breakfasts, lunches, and dinners each month.
How can you help?
- Buy some of the stock items needed above
- Donate money to purchase needed items; such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, soap, shampoo
- Clean out your own food pantry at home and bring your extra food
- Bake cookies, cakes, brownies, or any dessert item that people can enjoy while waiting their turn to receive food for the month
The Food Pantry is located at the First Assembly of God Church, 321 N. Second, and is open for distribution the third Monday of the month from 2:30 – 6:00. For more information, please contact Sherri Kettlety (580) 369-0889.