More than 50 million Americans struggle to put food on the table. Some of them are in our area.
The Wiregrass Area United Way Food Bank is trying to bring that number down.
A small town community pulling together to combat hunger.
Shirley Henderson said, “Henry County thank you, thank you, thank you.”
Friday the Wiregrass Area United Way Food Bank set up a mobile food pantry in Headland. More than 50 volunteers were on hand to load up food boxes for 150 families.
Cathy Webb said, “The advantages of living in a small town. Is everyone pitches in and helps and works together.”
The weather might not have been ideal, but cars were still flooding in.
Food Bank Assist. Director Shirley Henderson said, “Rain, sleet, doesn’t matter. We are giving out food whenever we can and it is not going to stop us. We are still going to feed the Wiregrass.”
The Archer Daniels Midland Company funded this event and the one in Ozark last week. Totaling nearly 14,000 pounds of food distributed.
Henderson said, “Between the two counties, we have given out a lot of food to everybody. So I am excited.”
Cathy Webb is an example of the 1 in 6 Americans struggling to put food on the table. But it is events like this one, aiming to bring that statistic down. “It goes a long way. It goes a long way," she said.
The Wiregrass Area United Way Food Bank serves six counties.
For information on how to donate or sponsor a mobile food pantry go to www.wiregrassfoodbank.com