Downtown Food Pantry has launched its annual stuffing drive and hopes to collect enough donated boxes to make sure families enjoy a nice Thanksgiving meal.
“In years past, every family that came through our doors received at least two boxes,” operations director Chuck Burton said. “It would be great if we received enough to even go past Thanksgiving.”
The pantry helps on average 600 families per week in Lamar County. They’ve set a goal this year of 5,000 boxes of stuffing.
Executive director Allan Hubbard said a competition is already underway between Kiwanis and Rotary to see which service club can donate the most boxes. Pantry staff are available Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon to receive boxes now through the deadline of November 19. They ask donors not leave boxes of product outside unattended. Brand name or generic boxes are fine.
Downtown Food Pantry is located one block northwest of the Lamar County Courthouse at 124 W. Cherry St. They distribute free groceries every Tuesday 1:30-4:30 p.m. and Thursdays 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Contact Hubbard: firstname.lastname@example.org.