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March Distribution

March 24, 2020

The Food Pantry WILL have distribution this Saturday from 8:00 until 10:00.  We will pack the groceries on Thursday starting at 9:00 a.m.I am pasting below the notification that is on Facebook for all of you to see.  This distribution will be limited face to face with our recipients as they are ALL to drive around the block and be served.  We will put groceries in the trunk and attempt to have little or no contact with them.  A large percentage of our recipients are elderly!   As far as our volunteers go, we will only allow a certain number of people to go inside the pantry and bring out the bags of food and the frozen meat.  The rest of the volunteers will assist in getting the items in the car and some of us are going to attempt to write down names.  This is going to be challenging BUT, there are so many who have lost jobs and can’t afford to go buy groceries.  My email and phone have blown up this week from those in dire need.   I know some of you in this contact list are recipients so I ask that you be patient with us as this is going to take a while.  I also ask that all of you pray for us that God will place a hedge of protection around those of us serving.  We are doing our best to get masks and gloves for everyone there working.  Thanks to all of you!!  Again, as stated below, if you are sick, stay home please!!!  We also just found out that due to computer issues, the announcement will not be in today’s paper so please help us spread the word!Kim McRee        662-417-6210Pat Havens          404-435-1290

This is the post on Facebook:

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE GRENADA FOOD PANTRY:

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to spread globally and throughout the United States, we are taking proactive measures to protect the health and well-being of our staff, volunteers and neighbors as we remain committed to serve our community.

While the challenges we face are changing daily the Food Pantry plans to serve our neighbors to the best of our ability during this crisis. As developments arise, we will continue to monitor the situation and act in accordance with state and local authorities, CDC recommendations, and guidance from the Feeding America network.

With that being said – The Grenada Food Pantry will have MOBILE DISTRIBUTION ONLY this Saturday, March 28th, from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the location by the Grenada Police Department and City Auditorium. ALL recipients will drive through on Green Street. If you do not have the BLUE 2019-2020 ID card, you must show us proof of income, something showing your residency in Grenada County, a photo ID and names and ages for any others you are claiming. We will not issue new cards this month.

Volunteers are needed on Thursday, March 26th from 9:00 a.m. until noon for bagging of the groceries and on Saturday, distribution day, from 7:30 to 10:00 a.m.

If you have questions, please call Kim McRee at 662-417-6210 or Pat Havens at 404-435-1290.

**NOTE: We ask all volunteers and recipients to stay home if they do not feel well or experience any symptoms of illness, or if they have traveled to high-risk locations within the last 14 days.

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