Food bank coming to Geneva County Farm Center

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GENEVA, Ala. (WTVY) -- A food bank is on its way to Geneva County.

The pastor of Mims Hill Church presented about the efforts multiple churches in Geneva are making to start up a food bank. (Source: WTVY)

The county commission heard from the pastor of Mims Hill Church about the new program at a meeting this morning.

The commission agreed to let the new food bank use the Geneva County Farm Center once a month to distribute food.

The new food bank is working alongside the Coffee County Food Bank, which distributed 300,000 pounds of food last year.

Geneva County qualifies for U.S. Department of Agriculture funding that would support the food bank, but has never applied for it.

"USDA has an allotment for every county in Alabama, and Geneva County is not getting any of it,” said Mims Hill Church Pastor Robert Michaels. “We support one of the poorest counties. What can we do to help the county and help the community?"

The food bank will tentatively be set up at the Geneva County Farm Center from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm the 2nd Tuesday of the month, barring any schedule conflicts.

The county commission agreed to look into how to apply for the USDA funding.

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