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Geneva County food pantry delivers much needed assistance in second month

Cars lined up for Geneva County Community Church Food Pantry
Cars lined up for Geneva County Community Church Food Pantry(WTVY News 4)
Published: May. 12, 2020 at 5:53 PM CDT
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The Geneva County Community Church Food Pantry gave away food today for the second time since it opened last month.

COVID-19 restrictions may be loosening up, but the need for assistance is still there.

"We can give out to over 200 families now but we hope to start doing 300 families before much longer but we need the donations," said Robert Michaels, Director of Geneva County Community Church Mobile Food Pantry.

The pantry is just trying to help bridge the gap so residents in Geneva County do not go hungry.

"It helps to supplement a family so they've got at least a break for a week or two worth of meals sometimes even more depending on what the items are," said Brenda Marine, Secretary of Geneva County Community Church Mobile Food Pantry.

For those receiving the food, the pantry in Geneva County has been a long time coming.

"Desperately needed – a lot of people have never been to a food bank before in their lives," said Rhonda Dansby.

For Rhonda, it's a sigh of relief.

"I have a small freezer, but when you look at the freezer and there's nothing there and then the food bank started and it was just like all right suddenly you have something in the freezer."

As for the pantry's goal as they continue to move forward: "We just want to feed the people of Geneva County and I just think it's an awesome thing to do to see people that are hungry get fed," Michaels said.

The pantry will open back up June 9th.

For more information on the pantry and how to donate visit the Geneva County Community Church Mobile Food Pantry’s

or the Geneva County Community Church Mobile Food Pantry’s

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